The appeals court in New York ruled that New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement should launch an investigation into allegations by a New York gambler that Golden Nugget Atlantic City used illegal dice to cheat him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Golden Nugget Accused of Using Illegal Dice 

Wayne Chan filed a lawsuit against Golden Nugget in September 2021 after he lost over $469,125 playing craps at the casino in 2018 and 2019. He alleged that the casino used tampered and non-transparent dice in their craps tables, resulting in unfair play, which violates New Jersey laws. 

Chan submitted a complaint to the New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement regarding his experience but there was no intervention from the regulator.

Summary Judgment Reversed

The lower court ruled in favor of Golden Nugget, granting the casino a summary judgment on its breach of contract claim against Chan for $200,000. But the Appellate Division, First Division in Manhattan ruled that the judgment was “premature” and that New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement must first investigate Chan’s claim. 

The appeals court reversed the summary judgment and the Division of Gaming Enforcement will now have to determine whether or not Golden Nugget broke the law by using a non-transparent dice.