July 17, 2012 -
Another case of unshuffled mini-baccarat cards in an Atlantic City casino has led to legal problems. The Golden Nugget is trying recover winning from players and has declined to redeem uncashed chips from players who were part of a $1.5 million windfall on April 30, according to an article in the Press of Atlantic City.
There was also an incident of unshuffled mini-baccarat cards at the Trump Taj Mahal in December, the newspaper reported. The Taj Mahal was fined by the state and employees were fired.
The newspaper reported on Monday that the Golden Nugget blamed a vendor for the unshuffled cards and the players, who are all Asian-Americans, noticed the pattern and increased their wagers.
Apparently, the game went on for 2 ½ hours, the news report said. About $558,000 in chips were cashed and about $977,000 in chips remain unredeemed, the newspaper reported. The Golden Nugget wants both the money and the unredeemed chips returned, according to the news story.
The gamblers, on the other hand, want to keep the money, want the chips redeemed and want an apology, the report said.
State regulators are investigating, according to the newspaper.