Due to the frantic pace of a casino, it can be difficult for staff and
security to keep track of what is being done at each gambling table. It
seems that a former dealer at the Bellagio has taken advantage of that
hectic situation by allowing his friends to cheat during games of craps.
Allegedly, he took bets after the dice were rolled, or paid them out whether
they won or not. In total, about one-million dollars were illegitimately paid out.
In an attempt to secure a lesser charge, the former craps dealer has pled
guilty and agreed to testify against his three co-defendants, who include
two friends and another employee of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Whether
or not his statements will be accepted as admissible evidence is yet to be seen.
What Constitutes Cheating in a Casino?
In Las Vegas, casino cheating crimes cover a broad range of actions. In
fact, some of the law is very much open to interpretation, as it defines
cheating as anything that can be perceived as an action that is outside
the rules of the game, or creates an “unfair” advantage. This
means that your subconscious ability to count cards in a deck could be
grounds to arrest you.
More specific forms of Las Vegas casino cheating crimes include:
- Gambling fraud
- Using a device that enables cheating
- Counterfeiting chips
- Conspiring with the dealer (as seen in the aforementioned case)
Do you have more questions about
casino cheating crimes? Have you or a loved one been accused of cheating and are now facing serious
charges, which could conclude with a sentence of six years in prison if
convicted? You should team up with a Las Vegas casino cheating crimes
attorney from the Law Office of David R. Fischer. With a long history
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