Thursday, May 15, 2014

New lawsuit in Borgata poker scandal

From The Press of Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY – An alleged cheating scandal during the 2014 Winter Open poker tournament at the Borgata casino has led to a second lawsuit.
Six poker players have filed a lawsuit, alleging that the casino did not properly monitor and run the tournament and that the payout to remaining players after the tournament was halted was insufficient.
The suit alleges that Lusardi was able to enter fake chips into play because the casino had moved some tables to an overflow room that was not properly monitored.
A state investigation found that Borgata properly monitored the tournament and was not at fault. 

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Big summer ahead for Bally's new WSOP-themed poker room

From Casino City Times:

Early on a Thursday afternoon in late April, the new World Series of Poker room at Bally's Atlantic City's Wild Wild West casino felt a bit empty. The 42-table room, which also features a large section for tournaments and an additional, closed-off "high limit" area, had six live cash games running. It was quiet.
To its credit, the WSOP room has remained fluid since it opened in late February.
"The traffic's been pretty steady," said Dan Morelli, who manages poker for Caesars Entertainment's Atlantic City properties. "We don't go dark at all, and our weekend tournaments are starting to gain some traction."

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It would be nice to see the poker scene in Atlantic City come back to life, but a number of rooms have shut down over the last year, and the Pennsylvania market has taken a big chunk out of Atlantic City. Summers may be good because there are more people in AC, but it's hard to think that the casinos will ever bounce back.
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