We just reported to you how table #261 in Amazon Tan had been playing eight cards short for about 40 minutes, but we just got the full story from some of the tournament directors.
Apparently what happened is that when everyone went on dinner break, one of the dealers noticed that some of the cards in their red deck had been dented and she asked for replacement cards. When they replaced the cards, they replaced them with the wrong color and the replacement cards never made it to the correct deck. According to the floor, this meant that they had only been playing short for six or seven hands (after they reviewed surveillance etc.) and that was it. The floor also maintains that for the first half an hour, they were playing with a 52 card deck, but the players at the table are still convinced they were playing with 60, and then 44 (due to the eight replacement cards being the wrong color and being added to the wrong deck). After those "six or seven" hands is when the dealer who pushed noticed the short deck. Obviously there is still a little confusion amongst everyone and the whole section is buzzing about it, but for now there is nothing to be done but for them to continue play with the standard deck.
They did ask for some extra food vouchers for their troubles though. Seems fair.