Tuesday, April 08, 2014

AP: Borgata to use new hi-tech chips

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A cheating scandal at an Atlantic City casino poker tournament has led to new security measures being put in place, including high-tech chips.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa tells The Associated Press it is using new chips for its Spring Open poker tournament.

They are more intricate, have more colors, and include an authentication element that can be checked using ultraviolet light.

Borgata vice president Joe Lupo tells the AP the changes are "very expensive but very necessary."
The casino was forced to suspend an event at its Winter Open in January after suspicions that someone introduced counterfeit chips.

A North Carolina man was arrested on charges including theft and rigging a public contest.

An investigation continues, and $1.5 million in prize money is still on hold.

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