AC casino hopes for quick end to fake-chips probe

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino where someone may have used fake chips at a poker tournament hopes to learn on Saturday whether the suspended games should be allowed to continue.

The first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open was suspended Friday for 24 hours by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement after suspicions about the games arose.

Officials say no one had been arrested or taken into custody as of Friday night.

There were 27 people remaining in the $560 buy-in No Limit Hold 'Em event, which began on Tuesday.

Joe Lupo, senior vice president at the Borgata, says more than 50 other tournament events are not affected and will be played as scheduled.

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