Judge orders gamblers to return their winnings to the casino


Posted on the 15th of February 2015

Judge orders gamblers to return their winnings to the casino

State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor ordered 14 gamblers to return their winnings, amounting to approximately $1.5 million to the Golden Nugget casino in New Jersey. Although the Golden Nugget casino had an agreement to purchase pre-shuffled playing cards from a Kansas City Manufacturer, the casino claims that the cards they received were not shuffled at all. Assuming that the cards had already been shuffled, the dealer did not shuffle them, but proceeded to deal in a mini-baccarat game. Realizing that the cards were not shuffled, the players increased their bets from $10 per hand, to $5,000 per hand, winning 41 straight hands. State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor ruled that the games were illegal under the state law because they did not conform to the state’s gambling regulations. Therefore, the 14 gamblers were ordered to return the winnings back to the casino. “The dealer did not pre-shuffle the cards immediately prior to the commencement of play, and the cards were not pre-shuffled in accordance with any regulation. Thus, a literal reading of the regulations … entails that the game violated the (Casino Control) Act, and consequently was not authorized.” the judge stated.

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