Gambler Blames Borgata For Phony-Chip Debacle

Law360, New York (February 25, 2014, 6:27 PM EST) -- The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa was recently hit with a putative class action filed by a poker tournament entrant who says he lost his buy-in after the casino’s discovery of counterfeit poker chips led to the tournament’s cancellation.

According to the Feb. 19 complaint, Jacob Musterel was one of about 4,800 participants in January’s Big Stack, No Limit Hold 'Em tournament, part of the Borgata’s Winter Poker Open, and he paid the $560 entry fee to get a shot at the $2 million pot promised...
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