A.C. unshuffled cards game ruled legal

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.

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The division revealed its findings after it was subpoenaed by lawyers for the gamblers.

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