A group of cash game grinders, led by Las Vegas pro Nick DiVella, are doing everything in their power to get former Full Tilt Poker owner Howard Lederer, who made a public return to poker last month, banned from the Aria poker room in Las Vegas.
The group are trying to achieve this by handing out a petition and gathering signatures. Nick DiVella claims that over 50 well-known poker players are interested to sign the list, and he wants poker players to boycott the casino if they don’t ban Lederer.
“We believe the casino has a moral and ethical obligation to bar Howard Lederer from playing in the poker room and should Aria casino fail to take immediate action we, the poker playing community, will be forced to boycott the poker room,” the petition reads in part.
According to a poker news site, DiVella has already managed to get a 45-minute meeting with some of the casino management at the Aria and they told him they will be taking his concerns to upper management. After this meeting DiVella twittered “as of right now the poker room must stay neutral on the situation”.