ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Luck appears to have run out for a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million from an Atlantic City casino that was using unshuffled cards.

Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

A judge has again sided with the Golden Nugget against 14 gamblers who say they won the money through no fault of their own playing mini-baccarat in April 2012.

In February the judge determined the games were illegal because they didn't conform to gambling regulations specifying the way each game must be played and ordered the gamblers to return the money.

The gamblers are weighing an appeal.

The Golden Nugget bought what were supposed to be pre-shuffled cards from a Kansas City manufacturer, which acknowledged it failed to shuffle them.

Once players realized the pattern in which the cards were emerging, they won 41 straight hands.

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