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AP: Borgata ends fake chip-tainted NJ poker match

January 18, 2014 • Business


FILE – This June 26, 2013 file photo shows the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. The casino and state gambling regulators suspended a poker tournament at the Borgata on Jan. 17, 2014 amid an investigation into whether someone used counterfeit gambling chips. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Saying they have confirmed that one or more people used “a significant number of counterfeit chips” at an Atlantic City poker tournament, state casino regulators on Saturday canceled the tainted match and ordered all prize money frozen until an investigation is complete.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement canceled the first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open. It had suspended the game Friday after suspicions about the use of fake chips arose.

No charges have been filed in the case.

“Thus far, investigators have found that one or more tournament entrants improperly Login to read more

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