Judge tosses Golden Nugget $1.5M unshuffled cards decision - New York News

Judge tosses Golden Nugget $1.5M unshuffled cards decision

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Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Atlantic City (promotional photo courtesy Golden Nugget) Golden Nugget hotel and casino in Atlantic City (promotional photo courtesy Golden Nugget)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a decision that an Atlantic City casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized mini-baccarat cards had not been shuffled.

An Atlantic County Superior Court judge granted a motion July 25 to reconsider the decision that also said the Golden Nugget casino could collect more than $500,000 it already paid.

A different Superior Court judge ruled in June that the game in April 2012 was illegal under state casino rules because the cards had not been shuffled.

Last month's ruling from Judge Allen Littlefield said that the gamblers can continue the legal discovery process and argue their case at trial this fall.

A lawyer for the casino wasn't immediately available to comment.

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