Judge Sides With Gamblers In Unshuffled Cards Case
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
(AP) — A judge in Atlantic City has ordered the Golden Nugget casino to
let gamblers cash in nearly $1 million worth of chips they won at a
card game using decks that were unshuffled.
Judge James Isman also
told the casino Friday it cannot seize more than a half-million
dollars' worth of winnings it already paid out to some of the gamblers.
The casino plans to appeal the order next Tuesday.
Golden Nugget is seeking to have the April 30 games of mini-baccarat
declared illegal, claiming it was provided defective cards by a
manufacturer who had promised to pre-shuffle them.
A lawyer for some of the gamblers says they did nothing wrong and deserve to be paid.