Atlantic City casinos fined for odd lapses: losing 2 slot machines, using unshuffled cards

Two tasks should be among the most basic at any casino: Keep track of how many slot machines are in use, and shuffle the cards before you use them.

Yet two Atlantic City casinos have been fined for failing at those jobs.

In actions made public Tuesday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fined Caesars Atlantic City $5,000 for losing two slot machines and filing monthly reports indicating that all machines were accounted for. The state says the missing machines have not yet been located.

It also fined the Golden Nugget Atlantic City $4,000 for using unshuffled cards in four blackjack games in August, then realizing its mistake and handing a gambler who lost $1,600 in the tainted games a stack of chips to cover his losses.