View Full Version : Borgata cancels tournament after couple days

01-18-2014, 01:17 PM
played to final 27, and found a couple hundred fake chips on table - prize money held (except for the people that went out 28th - $6338 through 450th - $1082).

This is/was a $560 entry in Borgota Winter open

wiffleball whizz
01-18-2014, 01:46 PM
**** THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-18-2014, 07:41 PM
That's messed up.
You think they will get caught as the eye in the sky technology has gotten pretty advanced.

wiffleball whizz
01-18-2014, 10:06 PM
That's messed up.
You think they will get caught as the eye in the sky technology has gotten pretty advanced.

Not a good chance.....tourney being played in 3 different spots on property....the poker room the ball room and the old whim retail store......not many cameras

But they deserve it......the tourney director is never around and the employes act as if they are doing u a favor by letting u gamble there.......

Can't tell u how much I love this story.......

01-19-2014, 09:14 PM
an extra 210 $5000 chips with over 4000 entries/rebuys

many ideas and theories including

- screw-ups in starting stack on some tables (supposed to have 20,000 in chips some say they got 25,000)

-screw-ups in run-offs (when small chips get 'retired', they chip them up to next highest denomination - so when 1000 chips get retired, they give 1 5000 for every 5 1000 and partial stacks on table have a race to see who gets the round-ups @ a dealer giving 40 instead of 20 for a full rack)

to complicate thing there were different versions of $5K chips in play = some new ones and a couple versions of old ones - the state commission (and Borgata?) decided some of these were counterfeit

how were these added to play?
@palmed onto stack one at a time during play - would be fairly easy
@while moving tables - when players go out, they close tables down from the edges and fill up the main areas empty seats - adding chips at this time would be possible as the individual is doing the putting in racks/moving
@at end or beginning of day - players place all their chips in a bag (supposed to count)

3 day tournament with multiple day 1's with re-entries and rebuy's?

?Deep dark secret is this may have occurred at many tournaments in the past but not disclosed?

Definitely not good for Borgota or even Adelsons claim that online poker can not ever be as secure as casinos - cheating, money laundering, underage...

01-19-2014, 10:38 PM
this event is just too big for Borgata. they were victims of their own greed.

01-27-2014, 11:40 AM
http://www.nj.com/atlantic/index.ssf/2014/01/clogged_pipe_turns_up_fake_chips_from_nj_poker_tou rnament.html#incart_river_default

01-27-2014, 11:48 AM
I'm reading even with the fake chips he had still busted out.:lol:

01-27-2014, 07:57 PM
staying at harrah's, instead of flushing the remaining fakes down the toilet, mr lusardi should have thrown them off that mini boardwalk section in the back outside where the poker room is.