Caesars Atlantic City Fined for Losing Two Slot Machines

New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement announced a $5,000 fine against Caesars for losing two slot machines in Atlantic City. They're still missing.

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Slot machines in Atlantic City in November 2014

When a casino says it has loose slots, it doesn’t mean this loose.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced on Tuesday it has fined Caesars $5,000 for losing two slot machines and reporting that all machines had been accounted for. A spokesperson for the DGE said the two slot machines are still missing.

Caesars, which did not respond to a request for comment, reached a settlement with casino regulators over the missing slot machines. Regulators said Caesars discovered it couldn’t find two machines when it was moving machines around in November 2013, but still reported on monthly filings that it knew where all of the machines were.

Meanwhile, casino regulators separately fined the Golden Nugget for failing to shuffle cards. It was also fined for giving a player $1,600 in chips to cover what he’d lost playing with unshuffled cards, as chips can’t be removed from a table in that way. Four hands of blackjack were played before the casino realized it was using unshuffled cards.

This isn’t the first time Golden Nugget has dealt unshuffled cards; it is still fighting a lawsuit over $1.5 million won by players at a mini-baccarat table that was using unshuffled cards.

Caesars was fined $4,000 earlier this year for placing 129 slot machines on the floor without proper inspection. Also last month, Bally’s — which is also owned by Caesars Entertainment — was fined $2,000 for removing progressive slot machines from service for more than 10 days without transferring the jackpot.

The order from the director of the DGE about Caesars missing slot machines is below.

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