Seven Cleveland Horseshoe table game cheats indicted
July 3, 2012
Seven individuals have been indicted for cheating at the tables in Cleveland’s new Horseshoe Casino between the dates of May 22 and June 17. The accused are males ranging in age 29 to 54, and the games targeted included blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, roulette and craps.
The defendants are charged with cheating the casino by either past posting, making a bet after the time allowed, capping/stacking a bet, adding chips to a bet after a good outcome is predictable, or removing bets on losing hands/rolls, according to the Ohio attorney general’s office, which worked in conjunction with Cuyahoga County on the investigation.
“Ohio now has statutes in place to address crimes committed in the new casinos," said Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, in a statement. First offenses of the state's casino-gaming law are fifth-degree felonies, with maximum penalties of a year in prison and a $2,500 fine.
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