Even the Casinos in Detroit Don’t Want Allen Iverson

by April 14, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

A.I.’s career in a Pistons uniform recently came to an unfortunate, embarrassing end. It now appears as though the rest of his stay in the city of Detroit – its gambling institutions, anyway – will face a similar fate.

Due to bad behavior, Iverson has reportedly been banned from setting foot in two of the city’s casinos

From the Detroit News:

Allen Iverson has gone from being a one-man economic stimulus plan for the city’s downtown casinos to persona non grata. He has spent a ton of money down there, but recently he’s been banned from both MGM and Greektown casinos.

The NBA is looking into a disturbance at Greektown that involved one of Iverson’s body guards. Iverson may have been trying to act as a peacemaker but his body guard was involved in some kind of tussle.

Iverson, though, has been banned mostly for his boorish behavior. He is a bad loser, and he loses a lot, often throwing his chips or cards at the dealer. He has been warned about improper behavior at the tables repeatedly. He is often loud and disruptive, according to witnesses, rude to dealers, other players and the wait staff. Earlier this season, Iverson caused a disturbance at a casino outside of Minneapolis. He’s also earned a bad reputation at Atlantic City.

The A.I. saga in Motown somehow manages to get more and more depressing with each passing day. It can’t end soon enough.