A scandal is rocking the Las Vegas strip as a group of individuals is being scrutinized for allegedly swindling over $200,000 from a renowned casino. This case, tracing back to November and December 2021, involves a suspicious dice sliding scheme reportedly used by the accused at The Cosmopolitan, a high-profile gaming establishment.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), the state’s gambling regulatory body, has discovered through investigation documents that the alleged swindlers may have targeted other casinos like Resorts World, employing the same fraudulent tactics.
The documents elaborate on the scheme: a member of the group would signal another by placing circular single wagers around the main screen. Four individuals – Hau Ngo, Antcharaporn Kamonlert, Oscar Rodriguez, and Max Rappoport – are currently under investigation for potentially participating in the misconduct.
The investigation further notes that the members were often seen both on and off the table during the alleged dice sliding activities, hinting at a coordinated operation. The identities of these suspects were reportedly verified through video footage and details associated with their gaming cards.
Reports suggest that the group’s illicit activities netted them around $225,000 in winnings. The case is scheduled for a hearing with the Las Vegas Justice Court on June 1, 2023.
How It Works
The documents from the NGCB detail the dice sliding technique: the shooter slides one or both dice across the table to prevent them from rolling, thereby retaining their original position. This action allows the shooter to control the game’s outcome.
This dice sliding method is not new to the casino world. It’s often a collaborative effort aiming to dupe casinos and secure easy winnings. The one rolling the dice signals a partner for a bet and then slides, rather than throws, the dice. This move manipulates the game round’s outcome, creating an unfair advantage for the cheaters.
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