14 Gamblers Counter Suing Golden Nugget Atlantic City Over Disputed Baccarat Winings
The three individuals who are suing the casino are all of Chinese descent and they are seeking damages against the Atlantic City casino in addition to compensation for the chips that the casino has refused to let them cash.
“The countersuit has no merit and is nothing more than a ploy by the gamblers and their lawyers to tarnish the Golden Nugget’s reputation in order to gain an economic advantage in the lawsuit. We will not let this happen,” the casino said in a statement.
According to casino officials, the 14 gamblers won a total of $1,536,700 but they were only able to cash out $558,900 in chips immediately after the game had ended. There is still $977,800 in chips that has yet to be redeemed. While the gamblers want to be paid out the rest of the money, the casino wants them to return what was cashed out.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is currently investigating the mini-baccarat dispute.
Three gamblers who were accused of exploiting an unshuffled deck at a mini-baccarat table at the
Golden Nugget Atlantic City are now counter suing the casino for racial discrimination.
A total of 14 gamblers were playing at the disputed table and their winnings totaled about $1.5 million. The game was played for 2.5 hours on April 30 and the casino is currently trying to get a court to declare the game illegal and order the return of the gamblers’ “purported winnings.”