Golden Nugget New Jersey Unshuffled Baccarat OK, Says DGE

Jurors see animation of white officer killing black teen. These issues are of considerable commercial importance in online gambling , where the randomness of the shuffling of packs of simulated cards for online card games is crucial. You already know the ones who do -- you call them whales. Truck drivers go the extra mile for a boy's birthday surprise. Did this review help you?

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I tried checking reviews to find the best model, but honestly I don't think there's enough difference between most of them to make much difference. This shuffler is one of the better rated ones and it works For the most part, it works as advertised, but it has a tendency to bounce cards out of the tray when there are only a few cards left in the shuffle and it swallows batteries whole. Seriously, from brand new brand-name batteries, expect that you will only get a couple dozen shuffles assuming 4-deck shuffles each before they are drained dry.

And finally, I don't have a huge amount of confidence in this devices longevity. It arrived fine and it's still all in one piece well, technically all in two pieces , but the plastic it's made out of does not feel very solid and I would be pretty surprised if it lasted 6 months with moderate use say seven or eight times a night, one night a week. Of course, that's a total guess, but after a while you can kind of get a feel for how sturdy these types of things are.

Still, I could be wrong about that. Honestly, I think that it the realm of consumer as opposed to casino oriented card shufflers, there really isn't a huge amount of choice. You either buy one of the eighty models of shufflers all based upon the same hardware or take a chance with one of the lower sales volume units out there.

My advice, as long as the price was reasonable, would be to try one of those instead because I don't think these units are very good. By bp on November 4, I purchased this shuffler for my mother-in-law and her friends who play a game called Crazy Canasta that requires 5 decks of cards. They play every other week--when possible--so the machine does not get much use. It worked well the first few times and now it has failed--after less than a dozen uses.

I purchased this in September and we tried to use it Nov. Thinking it might be the batteries, I replaced them again--but still no good. Do not waste your money on this item. It is a good concept but it does not last.

Ragland on August 30, I thought the shufflers on Amazon were basically all the same but they are not. They look the same in the picture, but it did not work as well as the other I have ordered from another Amazon seller. I would not recommend this shuffler to anyone. The company replaced the bad one I received over a year ago, so I ordered 2 more last Christmas for our grandkids.

One of them had not been opened until we went over there this month August. We were playing games and they girls got out the shuffler but one side of it would not feed any cards. I even checked the batteries in that side and it appears that the arms that rotate to move the cards was not moving at all.

So I guess I received another bad shuffler. The kids were as disappointed as I was. The item was well packed and arrived quickly. It did not work! The switch was broken. Since I am an Amazon Prime member, I knew I could return it for another but would have to pay return shipping. That would equal half of the price of the item.

Rather than return the item, I disassembled it. The switch assembly was extremely cheap and had broken to pieces. I was unable to see how it was originally constructed. I was able to get the unit operational by rerouting the wires through the back. To operate, I have to touch the contacts together at the back side.

I can handle the noise but the fragile switch bothered me. I read the reviews before buying. I can only conclude that many buyers were lucky or wrote misleading reviews.

Gill on November 17, I got this for my Father-In-Law because he loves to pay cards. I had to request another one because the first one I got was damaged do to the poor packaging choices.

But the company was quick to correct the problem and sent out a new one right away. When he answered, he was rushed by four Golden Nugget employees who pinned him against the wall and searched him and his belongings, according to his lawsuit. He said casino personnel held him in a room without food, water or an interpreter for eight hours. After a second search of his room, he was released, his lawsuit asserts. We will not let this happen.

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ChuckMcM on Sept 4, Heh, having spent much of my youth in Las Vegas I can tell you that if a casino has an unexpectedly large payout then someone is going to have a really really bad day. And that someone will do anything they can to deflect the repercussions. See the comment about the same issue at the Taj casino, 9 people got fired.

The only way to avoid getting fired is to both prove that the people who won cheated and that their cheat was something you could not have protected against. The Casino made a mistake and wants its money back. Seems totally reasonable to me. I'm sure if a gambler makes a mistake playing a game, they get any of their losses back from the Casino.

Such a gentlemanly society we live in! I believe you may have missed some sarcasm. How is the casino able to sue the gamblers? I would think they would have to sue the card manufacturers for delivering a product that wasn't prepared as agreed, which caused material losses.

Who at the casino thought that suing their customers was a good idea? It's important to note that in America, you can sue anybody for pretty much anything. The question of whether you can win is entirely irrelevant if you have the resources necessary to batter your targets into submission. My first business lawyer gave me that advice early on and it was sobering to think through the implications of that. This is one of the main reasons I think that all money spent on lawyers should go into an account that both sides get to draw upon equally to pay legal expenses.

You simply cannot have a system capable of meting out justice if money can skew "justice" in your favor. That's an interesting idea. I'll have to think more about what negatives might be involved simple example: The best solution is if free access representation was high quality. A simple way of doing that might be to give parties the option of their choice of n randomly selected representatives drawn from any practicing lawyer, funded via a fraction of punitive damages redirected to a fund locked to that purpose.

Because they didn't win a game, they took advantage of a rigged deck. Also they're being sued for exceeding the betting limits. How did the table allow the betting limit to be exceeded? Why didn't they stop it right at the time, and only wait until they lost to decide to retroactively enforce their own rules? Apparently the pit boss knew something was up but didn't stop the game. Which squarely puts the fault in the casino.

The casino could easily have closed that table. They posted a bet, and also gave some of their money to another player to post another bet, effectively circumventing the betting limits on individual players. That's not necessarily an obvious behavior. And if the casino didn't know the decks were rigged, why would they close the table and risk angering a bunch of high rollers?

Yes, I saw that. The limit generally applies per seat or per bet. A reference that this applies to a physical body of meat would be awesome. To not have to pay out lots of money if something is wrong. But I guess they could just wait to see if the players don't end up giving it all back in the end. I imagine they thought for sure the overbets wouldn't pan out, which they would be just fine with. A casino unfamiliar with the concept of staking someone?

In this case, from the story, this was an accident and not intentional. Of course even if the deck was rigged say someone at the manufacturer turned off the shuffle process while it would be defacto rigged I'm not sure it would be dejure rigged because there was no connection between the gamblers and the person doing the rigging.

An ordered deck is one arrangement from the set of randomly arranged decks. If the company ensures that decks are not ordered then they're not random. How can it be shown that the deck wasn't shuffled Do playing card manufacturers that sell shuffled decks make some sort of call on when a deck is not shuffled "enough". Knowing this information would allow more efficient models to be made for card counters, etc.. There is also a ridiculous law that you can't use math at blackjack tables. Its like only stupid people can play blackjack and if you are clever enough to beat it, then you are cheating.

Put simply according to them the game is fair only if you lose and casino wins. There is no law in the US forbidding card counting. However casinos will kick you out or most likely politely ask if you might want to play something else if they believe you're counting cards effectively they have no problem with people who count cards badly.

But this has no basis in law and isn't an accusation of cheating. It's just the casino exercising their right to remove anybody from the casino floor for any reason they feel like, much like they have the right to remove you from the casino floor if they don't like the way you're dressed for example.

Atlantic City is in New Jersey. Where everyone sues everyone else when they have an issue. I'm reminded of those stories that seem to come up every so often about the casinos denying slots players jackpots [1][2][3].

On a semi-related note I've been wondering with more and more Casino games going digital, is there anything requiring the systems to use realistic odds? The last time I was in a Casino I had great success 15x return in 90 minutes essentially betting against the field of players on a large video roulette machine.

I was curious and simply bet opposite whenever the board became particularly "unbalanced". The idea being that the machine had some kind of of average return to maintain and that it would avoid big bets relative to what it was earning in light of that.

Yes, there is a very formal and rigid system for validating the odds on all gaming machines. In almost every regulated gaming jurisdiction let's leave US Indian Casinos out of this for the time being , a third-party lab is hired to evaluate the code, look for backdoors, and verify the odds that are specified with the PAR Probability and Accounting Report of the machine being tested.

In the case of your roulette machine, that code was verified to make sure the random number generator created a valid distribution of numbers. If you had won a large enough jackpot as those players did in your links , the gaming board technician would have been called in to verify the game's program code against a known verified version of the system as signed off by the third-party lab.

When the checksums don't match That being said, there can still be bugs in the program code. Casinos, since they own the place, will err on their side and send you home without the jackpot. That's just the way it is.

The manufacturer will get an earful and probably lose their positions on the casino floor until the bug is fixed. Oh and look at your second link. The jackpot was "42 million". What is in hexadecimal? One thing I'm still not clear on. In the case of a machine that suggests it is simulating something physical, are the machines required to implement realistic odds or just accurate to what's official stated?

Do virtual card games have to maintain a proper virtual deck? Do virtual slots that suggest 20x20x20 reels have to implement When you're simulating a traditional physical gaming device a pair of dice, deck of cards, roulette wheel, lotto balls, coin flip , it must match the real device.

From what I recall, card games are a very special animal in the eyes of the gaming board. When you simulate dealing from a deck, there must be a deck of 52 cards in memory.

You cannot just pick random numbers from 1 to I believe every hand must have a freshly shuffled "deck" as well. The way video poker machines manipulate their odds is through the payout. Watch veteran players when they approach a machine. They'll note that some machines offer slightly different payouts for lower wins, and that's where the odds grind out.

You can't change the probability of a full house, but you can change how much is paid back. Slot reels are a loophole. Because you can't see the entire reel, how do you know it only has 20 stops? What if it has 20,? This concept known as the Telnaes patent, US enabled virtual reels and much much larger payouts than the Later on, the invention of bonus games and etc kind of ripped up the virtual reel idea. But the math operates on this principle as far as the PAR sheets are concerned i.

Virtual slots definitely do not have to simulate the same reel size as their physical counterpart. I've only worked in online gambling, but almost ever slot game I saw had larger reelsets.

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