A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks is heading toward trial.
The gamblers had realized the mini-baccarat cards hadn't been shuffled and were coming out in a specific pattern. The Golden Nugget casino doesn't want to pay them and wants to collect more than $500,000 it already paid.
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In June, an Atlantic County Superior Court judge had ruled that the April 2012 game was illegal under state casino rules and said the casino didn't have to pay.
But a different judge granted a motion July 25 to reconsider the decision. Judge Allen Littlefield says that the gamblers can continue the discovery process and argue their case at trial this fall.
A lawyer for the casino wasn't available to comment.