Borgata Chip Victims File Lawsuit

Borgata Chip Victims File Lawsuit

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Some of the players affected by the recent counterfeit chip scandal during the $2 million Borgata Winter Open are now seeking compensation according to a lawsuit filed by attorney Bruce LiCausi.

After learning that the tournament would be stopped and cancelled after fake chips were found at the tables, some of the surviving 27 players who were denied a shot at the top prize are now making a claim against the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.

Following the incident Christian Lusardi was arrested for the offence of fraud and introducing 2.7 million fake chips into the tournament, however, those who were left out of pocket by the incident now want some recompense.
Led by Jacob Musterel (one of the players) and LiCausi, the players who took part in the event are now demanding refunds for their entry fees as well as compensation for travel, food and accommodation costs.

The main thrust of the lawsuit points to a failure by the Borgata to properly police the event and commenting on the case, LiCausi said: "People went expecting a carefully supervised event,” LiCausi said. It’s time that Borgata work to resolve this. They might say this is a learning experience for them, and while that’s laudable, it’s at the expense of the thousands who travelled to Atlantic City and entered this tournament under the expectation that it would be run properly."

At this point the remaining $1.4 million in prize money has been frozen by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement pending the conclusion of their investigation. After this matter has been resolved it's likely the lawsuit will move forward.

Tags: Borgata Winter Open, Christian Lusardi