Golden Nugget owner folds after casino ruling

Golden Nugget owner folds after casino ruling

Monday, September 3, 2012

A US judge has ordered the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City to allow players to cash in nearly $1m worth of chips won while playing in a card game where the decks were unshuffled. Owner Tilman Fertitta overruled his lawyers, saying they would not take the process to appeals and that he would be happy to pay the winners.   

“Even though we can appeal the court’s ruling and take full advantage of the appellate process and legal system, and tie the matter up in litigation for a number of years, the Golden Nugget is a people business, and is prepared to allow the gamblers — most of whom continue to gamble at Golden Nugget — to realize the gambler’s dream of beating the house,” he added.

The casino also will also let gamblers keep more than a half-million dollars it already paid them from the same disputed games.
 

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