After what seemed to be an unprecedented winning streak at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, where 14 players won a total of more than $1.5 million, the casino is looking to get its money back, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. On its face, this looks like a case of the casino being a sore loser, but look closer and it is more like an enormous product liability case.
So far, it's been reported that Gemaco, a Missouri-based playing-card manufacturer, failed to shuffle its playing cards before shipping them to the Nugget, according to the Daily News. Once the cards arrived at the Nugget, no one there shuffled the cards either, so when they hit the mini-baccarat game table the players were able to notice a pattern. That pattern played out for more than two and a half hours.
A judge last week ordered the Golden Nugget to allow the winners to cash in their chips, and the Nugget's owner said he wouldn't appeal. But the casino may still have an ace up its sleeve in a defective-product lawsuit against Gemaco.