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N.J. Casino Sues Gamblers Who Won Big on Unshuffled Decks


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Carrie
- 731 days ago - content.usatoday.com
An Atlantic City casino is suing 14 gamblers who raked in more than $1.5 million in winnings after realizing that eight decks of cards had not been preshuffled and kept producing the same sequence of cards, over and over.



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday August 31, 2012, 4:09 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday August 31, 2012, 5:46 pm
Ooops! Sore Losers!;)
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday August 31, 2012, 5:47 pm
I agree Yvonne.
 

Pat A. (117)
Friday August 31, 2012, 11:45 pm
I can guarantee one outcome - the lawyers on both sides will win(!).
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:44 am
It's all fun and games as long as the deck is stacked (pun intended) in favor of the house but the minute people win...(insert sound of babies crying). Thanks Carrie.
 

Ed C. (0)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 12:57 am
No sympathy for the casino, pay them.
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 1:25 am
noted
 

Louise D. (38)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 2:11 am
That is the problem, if you win big in a Casino you will be taken to the office and actually threatened it happens everywhere a friend at my old work was banned from several casinos and barred from betting shops for winning too often. She was branded a cheat and threatened with legally and physically as they went through her personal belongings. The thing was that the roulette wheels in some of the casinos were rigged so it is a bit rich of the casinos claiming she was a cheat when they were cheating the customers.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 9:53 am
Sounds like the casino was the victim of their own incompetence. I say it's their loss.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 2:05 pm
If it's the casino's duty to shuffle the decks, the casinos should bite the bullet and pay up. Only knowing cheating should bring any sort of prosecution to a customer; the casino should eat their own mistakes!
 

Lynn Squance (231)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 12:42 am
And so because the casino failed in its due diligence, since they were the owners of the cards, it is their error and all players should keep their winnings. I know of no rule that says the players, having noted a possible irregularity, is obliged to notify the casino. If the card contract with Gemaco says the cards must be pre-shuffled and it can be proven that they weren't, then the casino has the right to go after the company for breach of contract and resulting damages.

Casino --- get over it!
 

Donna B. (36)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 1:54 am
Interesting story. Pure Greed on the part of the casino. They lose and they don't want to pay. They win TOO much anyway so they should just Pay Up and Shut Up!! Get over it and pay them!! Thx Carrie.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:04 am
noted, thanks Carrie. their loss, they should pay the customers
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 8:45 am
According to the article, gambling regulations have to offer fair odds to both sides. The casino was taken by an unfair deck. This was not the fault of the casino, it was the fault of the card manufacturer.
It will be interesting to see how this comes out in court.
 
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