Goodbye, Mr. Chips: Casino wants $1.5M back from winners
This gambling den made it hard to lose.
An embarrassed Atlantic
City casino is suing 14 gamblers — including two Big Apple residents —
demanding they return the whopping $1.5 million they collectively won
after realizing the mini-Baccarat table they were playing at was using
unshuffled decks of cards.
The sharp-eyed gamblers racked up a
staggering 41 winning bets in a row at the Golden Nugget after seeing
cards in the eight-deck shoe coming out in sequence and adjusted their
wagers accordingly — as the clueless croupiers kept on dealing.
a pattern would have allowed bettors to know in advance which of the
two sets of hands in each deal — banker or player — were going to win.
Stunned casino workers swarmed the hot table suspecting the players
of cheating — but only later realized that the cards that had been
ordered as pre-shuffled from a Missouri company “were not shuffled at
all,” a Golden Nugget spokeswoman said yesterday.
unlawfully took advantage of the Golden Nugget when they caught on to
the pattern and increased their bets from as little as $10 to $5,000,”
the casino said in a written statement....MORE