ATLANTIC CITY — The Golden Nugget is alleging it was dealt a bad hand — and now it wants retribution.
According to a report on PressofAtlanticCity.com, the casino claims it lost $1.5 million from an April 30 mini-baccarat game lasting about 2 1/2 hours in which cards were not shuffled properly.
While Golden Nugget blames the vendor that provided the cards for not shuffling them properly before they were used, they are still asking the court to order the 14 winners to return their winnings from that evening, the report said.
Some of the winners have yet to be paid, and they are seeking legal action against the casino. All of the winners are Asian-American and allege they are victims of racial discrimination at the hands of Golden Nugget, according to the report.
While the casino said it lost in excess of $1.5 million from the incident, according to their lawsuit, $977,800 worth of chips has yet to be redeemed.
The state agency that regulates Atlantic City’s casino industry is reportedly investigating the disputed game.
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