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After scandal, poker tourney gets high-tech chips

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A cheating scandal at a New Jersey casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including high-tech chips.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City tells The Associated Press it is using new chips for its Spring Open poker tournament.

The chips are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.

Borgata vice president Joe Lupo tells the AP the changes are "very expensive but very necessary."

The casino was forced to suspend an event at its Winter Open in January after suspicions that someone introduced counterfeit chips.

A North Carolina man was arrested on charges including theft and rigging a public contest. The investigation continues, and $1.5 million in prize money is still on hold.

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