Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 3:46 PM
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, along with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Casino Control Commission, announced Tuesday the indictments of seven individuals who have each been charged with one count of gambling at Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino.
The defendants were apprehended after cheating at several casino games, including Black Jack, Texas Hold’Em, Roulette and Craps. The offenses include capping, past posting, or pinching their bets.
Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Reali explains.
REALI: “Capping is when you add money to a bet that you already have placed when you see you’re going to win. So you already have a chip on the table and then you add money to it, or add a chip to it, rather. Past posting is when they are no longer taking bets and you put a chip on the table, or you bet after the time has been allotted for betting. Pinching is when you see you’re going to lose so you take your chip away when you see that the bet is not going your way.”
Reali says the indictments should serve as an warning to future visitors to the Horseshoe Casino. Cheating at casinos is a fifth degree felony.
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