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Old 01-17-2014, 06:35 PM   #126
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

Any chance of an inside job? I saw someone else posted this I received chips that looked like the one on the right when I re entered. I thought they were weird and even said to the guy next to me these chips are really shiny and look new or weird he said they did to. Maybe someone paid to have them swapped so they could put real ones in so they were caught putting fake ones in. Didn't think anything of it because the floor gave them to me.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:37 PM   #127
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Why? IMO, worse than chip chop is for them to cancel the whole tourney and return all buy-ins. There's a crapstorm that's ahead if the casino allows defrauded players to lose their buy in.
Why should they pay out a weighted amount benefiting the CLs when it's possible one or more of them put the fake chips in play??? Seems absurd and stupid, play on or refund everyone's money are only fair solutions.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:39 PM   #128
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

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If the cheats are discovered then the prize pool is adjusted accordingly. If the cheats are not discovered then the payouts are done as per the actual finish.
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Fake chips introduced to tournament don't increase the size of the prize pool.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #129
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All such attempts have failed miserably so far because there is way too much ego on and off the tables. And I don't really see this changing much for the better in the foreseeable future either. Also, didn't you call out the poker media in another recent thread?
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:40 PM   #130
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Any chance of an inside job? I saw someone else posted this I received chips that looked like the one on the right when I re entered. I thought they were weird and even said to the guy next to me these chips are really shiny and look new or weird he said they did to. Maybe someone paid to have them swapped so they could put real ones in so they were caught putting fake ones in. Didn't think anything of it because the floor gave them to me.
Watch this be some huge misunderstanding where Borgota used 5k's from another chip set because they were running short and then all hell broke loose
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:41 PM   #131
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Play on seems like the only right choice actually, I hope that's what they decide. And obviously catch the tool(s) who did it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:42 PM   #132
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How is a chip chop better than playing it out at this point?
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:42 PM   #133
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My chips didn't look like the one in the pic I posted ITT. Mine had a sparkled paint finish and the chips were def brand new.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #134
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Watch this be some huge misunderstanding where Borgota used 5k's from another chip set because they were running short and then all hell broke loose
That went through my mind but someone told me there is a million over in chips so that would easily be found. Borgata knows their chips and would know if they had this set some where else. That's why I thought maybe someone was paid and it was swapped out somewhere where there weren't cameras.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:45 PM   #135
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Watch this be some huge misunderstanding where Borgota used 5k's from another chip set because they were running short and then all hell broke loose
The number of chips in play couldn't be off if that was the case. Unless I'm missing something
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:45 PM   #136
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

as I mentioned earlier in the thread, there were talks of this rumor going around Thursday morning before day 2 even started between a well known pro and one of the higher up floor from B. It is very possible given how many players started day 2 (800), that the cheats are not in the final 27. They have already paid out from places 450-28. How do you expect them to recoup the payouts? Where will the refunded money be coming from?

Chip chop seems awful imho, but I must admit I have no other solution other than play the tournament out
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:46 PM   #137
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

Chips were as fake looking as the boobs on the blond giving lap dances at Scores at the Taj Mahal.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:47 PM   #138
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Fake chips introduced to tournament don't increase the size of the prize pool.
He means that those people will be disqualified and their prize money given to the person below them. This has happened many times in online tournaments.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:50 PM   #139
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My chips didn't look like the one in the pic I posted ITT. Mine had a sparkled paint finish and the chips were def brand new.

This. My 5k chips, and the 5k chips I won from other players, did not look like either chip in the photo. They were new and had a sparkly finish to them. I do recognize the duller chips on the left though as older Borgata chips which likely were in use for this tournament. The one on the right just looks fake.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:50 PM   #140
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What a nightmare. Borgata must be facing legal consequences for this, no?
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:51 PM   #141
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

the problem though is what about a player who was busted by a player who had counterfeit chips, and the counterfeit chips are what made the winning player cover the losing one? Im sure there are players who fell victim to this. Even if the player did not have them knowingly, the chips were in circulation and could have been a part of any players stack.

It compromises the ENTIRE tournament. and any player who busted would have a reasonable complaint against the casino...however I do not have a clue on how you could remedy this. The Borgata may haveto eat this and start refunding bullets, just to retain their statue in the poker community..
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #142
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

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as I mentioned earlier in the thread, there were talks of this rumor going around Thursday morning before day 2 even started between a well known pro and one of the higher up floor from B. It is very possible given how many players started day 2 (800), that the cheats are not in the final 27. They have already paid out from places 450-28. How do you expect them to recoup the payouts? Where will the refunded money be coming from?
The money could come from their casino. Perhaps an expensive lesson (not likely in the overall scheme of things), assuming the cameras do not catch the thieves here.

If the cameras do not catch the thieves, and the dealers nor fellow players could catch the thieves, then it really sets up a very unsafe situation for online poker tournaments ran similarly in the future.

Perhaps consumer safety advocate Sheldon Adleson is reading and he will suspend all poker play at his casinos.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #143
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Why should they pay out a weighted amount benefiting the CLs when it's possible one or more of them put the fake chips in play??? Seems absurd and stupid, play on or refund everyone's money are only fair solutions.
Once they are charged criminally, the perpetrators will obviously be returning the funds via criminal restitution. In a perfect world, they'd discover who was responsible for all of it before paying out a dime.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:54 PM   #144
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

I played day 1a and my starting stack was all brand spanking new chips. There was some discussion about it at the table. As has been said before chips were sparkly and some came off on your hands. I don't think these are the fake chips though. The ones in the picture look off color. The ones I had appeared to be the same shade as the regular 5k's with no wear on them.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #145
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Why should they pay out a weighted amount benefiting the CLs when it's possible one or more of them put the fake chips in play??? Seems absurd and stupid, play on or refund everyone's money are only fair solutions.
Even under your second proposal (refund everyone's money), the perpetrators get their money back. Would this be fair/just? There is no silver bullet here. Someone is going to be upset with the resolution, no matter which resolution is reached.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:56 PM   #146
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

maybe im crazy....but in my opinion a chip chop couldnt make any less sense...it solves 0 issues......if people still in it cheated...then they still get paid....if nobody still in it was involved then they get cheated out of a once in a lifetime opportunity....the people most affected to this point.......are people no longer in the tournament....and that does nothing for those people.....what if you were one of the last bustouts yesterday....how unfair is it that if u made it another few minutes you would be seeing an infinitely higher payout?

id love to hear one explanation for a chip chop assuming nothing is done beyond that?
its just a ludicrous solution
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:59 PM   #147
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

How about, review the tapes, bar/ban/out all of the perps, DQ any still in the tourney, chip chop the remaining players, or let them play it out.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #148
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maybe im crazy....but in my opinion a chip chop couldnt make any less sense...it solves 0 issues......if people still in it cheated...then they still get paid....if nobody still in it was involved then they get cheated out of a once in a lifetime opportunity....the people most affected to this point.......are people no longer in the tournament....and that does nothing for those people.....what if you were one of the last bustouts yesterday....how unfair is it that if u made it another few minutes you would be seeing an infinitely higher payout?

id love to hear one explanation for a chip chop assuming nothing is done beyond that?
its just a ludicrous solution
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #149
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Re: Borgata Floor Finds Tons of Counterfeit 5k Chips in Event 1 Winter Poker Open

Chop 27...comp dollars equal to entry on card for those that didnt cash? Those that cashed 28+ just cashed.

Plus PPs suggestion.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:04 PM   #150
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How about, review the tapes, bar/ban/out all of the perps, DQ any still in the tourney, chip chop the remaining players, or let them play it out.
If that can be done. Sure.
But what if they can't identify the scumbags ?

(and even this is not an ideal solution to those knocked out of the tourney by said scumbags).

Difficult situation.
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