APNewsBreak: Unshuffled cards game ruled legal

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Columbus CEO

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — 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.