Borgata introduces new chips after poker fraud
A new set of poker chips is one of the measures introduced by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa after a fraud incident at a poker event. The advanced tokens feature more colors, in addition to a validation element that only glows under ultraviolet
. Atlantic City media report that the new chips made their first appearance during Borgata’s Spring Open poker event.
“It has been an expensive operation but it was inevitable, unfortunately. As one of the leading casinos we host the most important poker events in Atlantic City
. For that reason, we are committed to providing our visitors a safe and secure gambling environment”, stated Borgata's senior vice president.
Poker scammer arrested
Earlier this year, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa cancelled a poker tournament due to rumors about a competitor using fake poker tokens. Police booked a poker player from North Carolina who allegedly introduced the counterfeit chips
. The defendant, Christian Lusardi, reportedly tried to hide the fake chips but they were found in the hotel’s drainage.