my brother is in vegas right now with his son. he called me yesterday to ask me about something that happened at the pai gow table. I've played tons of pai gow down through the years but he has played even more, literally tens of thousands of hands. anyways, he's playing 50 per hand at the mgm. he is dealt ace, ace, queen, ten, eight, five and four. most of the time all of us would put the aces in the five card hand with the queen ten on the two card. for some reason he played some sort of hunch and wanted to separate the aces, putting the ace queen on the big hand and ace ten on the small hand. the pit boss, a lady who claimed to have 30 years experience, told him he couldn't play the hand that way, that he was "cheating". she said he had to play the aces together. he's dumbfounded and argues a bit with her. he claims she said if he continues to try to cheat she would "take his money and have him escorted from the facility". he swears this is all true. he started thinking maybe mgm had some screwed up rules or something. I told him he should have asked for a supervisor to clarify what was going on. He was still in the mgm and I told him to go to a different pit and ask a different boss about it. so he does and the boss tells him he was right that the hand can be played any way he wants as long as the five card is stronger than the two card. he tells my brother that he will get with their supervisor and to meet him at 7 pm. sooooo, there is a meeting with the 30 year pit boss, another boss and their supervisor. he says the lady lied out of her ass, said it never happened, that my brother was mistaken. the supervisor has two green chips to give to my brother but he politely tells him to cram them up his ass. I'm sure my brother is not making up some story. Whether there was any miscommunication at the table is a mystery. I just can't think of what the pit boss might have thought he was trying to do. Any of you have any ideas?