New Poker Chips For Borgata After Tourney Fiasco
State Approved The New Chips Last Month
In January, a massive poker tournament at Borgata in Atlantic City was suspended, and later canceled, after it was discovered that fake chips were in play. This week, the casino said that it is using new, high-tech tournament poker chips, the Associated Press reported.
The new chips reportedly have more colors and can be authenticated under ultraviolet light.
“This was very expensive, but very necessary,” Joe Lupo, the casino’s senior vice president, told the AP. “In order to have the biggest tournaments in Atlantic City and as the market leader, we need to ensure the integrity of the games.”
Late last month, the state of New Jersey approved the new chips. The state said that the new chips, ranging from 1,000 to 500,000 in denomination, were “acceptable for use.” Borgata is doing business with Game On Chip Company.
Christian Lusardi, the man accused of the cheating, reportedly is in jail awaiting trial.
The prize pool was frozen with just 27 left. Some of the entrants have filed a lawsuit against Borgata, alleging that it didn’t do a good enough job to prevent the incident.
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