..

Blackjack Cheaters Arrested in California

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Oct/11/2010
Blackjack Cheaters

Three individuals have been arrested in connection with a California casino “Blackjack Cheating” scheme that occurred in July.

Gabriel Urbieta Rodriguez, a female accomplice Cha Say and card room supervisor Robert Younan were charged with marking cards at the Turlock Poker Room near San Francisco.  Some $24,000 has since been confiscated.

Michael Frank of Blackjack Champ explains how the blackjack cheating occurred:

Using grease spots, they marked cards worth 10 points along the outer edge, and marked lower value cards in the middle. Once the decks were marked, Younan made sure they were used at the table where Rodriguez was playing.

The three could be charged with conspiracy and winning by fraudulent means.  If convicted, each faces up to three years and eight months behind bars. 

Co-owner of the casino, Joe Fernandez, said:

“I’ve known Robby for a number of years; he’s a good guy, and it breaks my heart.”  Fernandez also added; “My deal is hey, if you’re going to come to the Turlock Poker Room and try a stunt like that, we’ll nail you to the wall.”  - Patrick Flanagan reporting for Gambling911.com.

Gambling News

Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Sports Wagering Once Again

Connecticut Lawmakers Considering Sports Wagering Once Again

Lawmakers were urged Tuesday to finally legalize sports betting and internet gambling after years of debate. 

IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan

IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan

International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Michigan, the latest U.S. state to introduce regulated online sports betting and iGaming. I

Different Types of Gambling, Media Converging for Growth

Different Types of Gambling, Media Converging for Growth

The many different types of gambling are quickly coming together with each other and with media outlets — and Wall Street is taking notice.

Does iGaming in the US Market Have a Serious Impact?

Does iGaming in the US Market Have a Serious Impact?

With the state of Michigan allowing for legalized online casino games in addition to sports betting, Innovation and Strategy Consultant for the gaming industry, David Sargeant, posed the question:  Does igaming make a difference?

Gambling Regulations and its Benefits

Gambling Regulations and its Benefits

Every industry or sector usually have regulatory bodies overseeing conducts and practices. Just like all other sectors with their regulatory bodies, the gambling and casino industry is not left out. 

Syndicate