Casino Sues Gamblers for Winning While Casino Used Unshuffled Cards

A group of 14 people were playing at a mini baccarat table at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City. After a while, the players noticed that the same sequence of cards was continuously dealt. So, they started upping their bets. The cards kept coming out in the same sequence because the casino had purchased a shipment of cards from a manufacturer that was supposed to send them pre-shuffled. As the players continued to win—to the tune of 41 consecutive hands—the casino brass was getting pissed. Convinced it was some sort of heist, they questioned the players involved.

The winners were questioned—in one Brooklyn man’s case, he was woken up in the middle of the night, physically restrained by security, and held in his room without food or water for eight hours while his belongings were searched. They found nothing and had to let him go.

Turns out, though, that there was just some sort of glitch and the cards were never shuffled. Now, the Golden Nugget is suing the manufacturer and the players who won the money. [Deadspin]