Lawsuit Filed Against Borgata Over Cancelled Event
At the end of last year the Borgata Casino cancelled the first event of its Winter Poker Open series when counterfeit chips were found to be in play. Now, a man called Jacob Musterel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of every player that entered the event to claim reimbursement for the buy-in, travel costs and other incidental costs.
There were three tables left playing when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement cancelled the event which had a $2 million guarantee.
The prize money was frozen by the NJDGE and is being held in trust by the Borgata until the investigation is complete.
Christian Lusardi was arrested in connection with the counterfeit chips when he attempted to flush the remaining chips down the toilet in his Harrah’s hotel room.
Lawyer Bruce LiCause has been hired to file the lawsuit which alleges fraud and negligence against the casino for failing to properly supervise the event. It claims that players noticed the counterfeit chips, informed the floor-staff and the event continued.
LiCausi was quoted as saying, “In my 31 years in practice, I have to say this is one of the cleanest claims we’ve had.”