Casino sues gamblers claiming they unfairly won $1.5 million

Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is suing several players, as well as the card manufacturer Gemaco, after the casino lost $1.5 million.

Casino players won $1.5 million during a game, but the casino refused to pay out $977,800 worth of the players chips.

Golden Nugget Casino manager Tom Pohlman claimed that the cards were not shuffled. “The gamblers unlawfully took advantage of the casino when they caught onto the pattern and increased their bets from table minimums to table maximums, and by placing bets for others," Pohlman said. Therefore, they are suing to get back the illegal winnings.

“The casino can't have it both ways, they can’t keep the players' money when the players lose and keep the players' money when the players win,” said Attorney Alan Feldman, who represents some of the players.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, the state agency who regulates Atlantic City’s casino industry, is looking into the disputed game.

In December, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, had a similar incident involving unshuffled cards. The casino lost a whopping $400,000 during the game. The Taj Mahal fired the nine employees who were involved, including the shift manager, three assistant managers and four dealers.



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