Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Judge Said Pay

So you gotta pay.
On Friday, the Golden Nugget took the gamblers to court and asked a judge to bar some of
them from cashing in the chips they won in a mini-baccarat game in April that featured unshuffled cards that repeated patterns. The judge ordered the Golden Nugget to pay up, a decision that angry casino officials vowed to appeal.

But later that day, Fertitta appeared to have a change of heart, claiming he'd blow off the advice of his lawyers and pay the gamblers and fulfill their dreams, if they signed a release agreeing to drop all their other claims. None of the gamblers budged, and on Tuesday the Golden Nugget's lawyers filed for an order to stay the judge's directive to pay up while they try to appeal.