Four New Yorkers were arrested for trying to scam Harrah’s Casino


Posted on the 22nd of February 2015

Four New Yorkers were arrested for trying to scam Harrah’s Casino

On Thursday the 19th of February, police arrested and charged four men from New York for cheating and swindling and conspiracy to commit cheating and swindling. The men’s plan was simple enough. Some of the men would purchase $1 colored chips and place bets at various Roulette tables at Harrah’s casino, while trying to pocket and walk away with some of those $1 colored chips that they were playing with. Then the man carrying the $1 chips would meet his friend in the bathroom and give him the chips. The friend would make his way back to the Roulette table at which he was playing as a high roller with $25 value chips that are of the same color as the $1 chips. The friend would then cash in the $1 chips as $25 chips. After bilking Harrah’s casino out of $3,500 with this so-called chip-switching scam on Wednesday the 18th of February, the four men returned with the intention of repeating the same scam on Thursday night. However, unfortunately for them, the casino staff had seen the video surveillance footage and were aware of the scam, and had alerted the police department. As a result, police officers were in the casino waiting for the men to return. When the four suspects returned on Thursday night, they were arrested and charged for cheating and swindling and conspiracy to commit cheating and swindling.

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