Unshuffled cards bedevil Golden Nugget Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Unshuffled cards continue to bedevil one Atlantic City casino.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined the Golden Nugget $4,000 for failing to shuffle cards before four hands of blackjack last summer.

The fine also applies to the casino's attempt to make things right with a gambler who lost $1,600 with the unshuffled cards, by handing him chips worth that much.

By law, chips cannot be removed from a table except in return for money, credit or in other defined circumstances.

The Golden Nugget, which had no immediate comment Tuesday, is embroiled in litigation stemming from the use of cards it bought from a manufacturer that were supposed to be pre-shuffled, but weren't.

That allowed gamblers to win $1.5 million when they recognized the emerging pattern of cards.

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