New Jersey casino regulators have determined that games played at the Golden Nugget two years ago with unshuffled cards did not violate any rules or laws.
In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, the Division of Gaming Enforcement said its extensive investigation into the April 2012 incident found no wrongdoing by the casino or players who won $1.5 million after realizing the cards were coming out of the dealer’s chute in a specific pattern.
The players are suing the casino, which has refused to pay the remaining $1 million of their winnings.
The matter is the subject of a court battle that could go to trial this fall.
The division revealed its findings after it was subpoenaed by lawyers for the gamblers.