I was dealing blackjack at a special event with a live band playing. It was a small room and the band usually played at that casino so all the dealers knew the band members. That night the band members brought some friends with them. It was a fun night; everyone was happy, drunk and winning. And the dealers were making good tips that night. I watched as this drunk guy approached one of the band members friends, Dan. They talked to each other like they knew each other so I went back to dealing. About 5 minutes later the drunk guy starts yelling at Dan, and then he quickly picked up a glass off of the bar and smashes it into Dan’s head splitting it open, blood gushing everywhere. Dan dropped his drink and started hitting this guy, punch after punch. They were thrown to the floor, fist fighting like crazy. Dan’s head was still gushing blood and the floor was soaked with it. Everyone at the tables stopped playing and we were all watching this with our mouths hanging open. The floorwoman rushed to the phone to call security. A couple minutes later security was running over to us and the guy who started it must have caught them out of the corner of his eye because he stopped fighting and started running. Half of the security guards went to Dan to help with the bleeding and the other half ran after the drunk guy. They caught him and stupidly brought him back to where Dan was. So of course Dan jumps up and tries to fight him again, but he didn’t go very far because he had 3 security guards holding him back. The entire time the guy who started it was yelling, “You’re not going to press charges, are you? You’re not going to? It’s only a small cut, don’t press charges.” Amazingly Dan didn’t press charges. I would have. I think everyone there would have pressed charges. We tried to talk him into pressing charges but he wouldn’t do it. Dan ended up getting 15 stitches in his head but he was ok. Because of all the blood, the casino had to close the bar and the tables, so we all got to go home early that night.