The DGE has ruled in favor of players in the lawsuit that is million-dollar an unshuffled baccarat deck during the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. (Image: atlanticcitynj.com)
The Golden Nugget New Jersey can inhale a little easier this week, after the Atlantic City casino had been exonerated for a game of mini-baccarat that sparked a million-dollar lawsuit. The game has now been deemed legal by the nj-new Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) following an investigation that is two-year.
And here’s the back story: In 2012, a group of clients during the Golden Nugget nj-new jersey casino spotted a deck that is new of at one baccarat dining table that appeared to be unshuffled. The cards were being dealt in specific order that repeated itself every 15 hands, allowing them to know with nearly certainty that is complete cards were coming next. Upping their wagers to as much as $5,000, opportunistic gamblers managed to win 41 hands in a row and collectively bank $1.5 million.
The casino quickly put the kibosh on the fishy game and called State Police and the DGE, not before it had paid out $500,000 of the $1.5 million.
It appears that the cards were supposed to arrive from the maker, Kansas-based company Gemaco, in a pre-shuffled state, via a machine that uses complex algorithms to guarantee that no two decks are the same. This deck that is particular but, somehow slipped through the system.