Atlantic City casino fined for using unshuffled cards

     This July 20, 2013 photo shows a slanted hotel tower of the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. (Wayne Parry/AP Photo, file)

    This July 20, 2013 photo shows a slanted hotel tower of the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. (Wayne Parry/AP Photo, file)

    New Jersey’s top casino regulator has fined the Showboat casino hotel $7,000 for playing games with unshuffled cards, and violating rules regarding the money counting room.

    State Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck issued the fines Nov. 25. They were made public this week.

    The casino declined comment.

    According to initial charges, the Showboat engaged in play a total of nine times between September 2012 and September of this year with cards that had not first been shuffled.

    The documents do not detail how many customers won or lost as a result of the unshuffled cards.

    The casino also was fined for violating rules regarding the money counting room, including a requirement that anyone who enters it wear a one-piece pocketless garment.

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