Cheating at Gambling
Cheating in any casino in Las Vegas is illegal and is prosecuted fiercely. As most people are well aware, every casino is highly monitored: from the dealers and pit bosses to the many cameras watching from overhead. Casinos are in the business of making money and when they start losing big, you will be scrutinized.
Here are some examples of cheating:
- Marking cards – bending or some other form of marking
- Marking the deck
- Palming cards
- Using any device to alter the outcome of a game, including slot machines
- In roulette, placing a bet after the ball has landed
- Using counterfeit chips or tokens
- Conspiring with others to gain an advantage over the house.
- Colluding with or bribing a dealer
Is card counting illegal?
No. But it is not tolerated. If a casino suspects that you are counting cards, because they are a private establishment, they have the right to kick you out. Make no mistake – they will not hesitate to ask you to leave. If a casino believes you are cheating, they have the right to detain and question you. If you are detained and questioned, it is more than likely that your photo will be distributed to all the other casinos, and you will not be allowed in any other gaming establishments (casinos).
Nevada takes casino cheating very seriously. Even if it is your first time being arrested for cheating in a casino, you can be facing up to 6 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Although a second cheating offense will still be punished by a maximum of 6 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, a second offense cannot be suspended or served on probation.
Casino cheating is serious. If you are arrested for cheating, please call us immediately at 702-405-0001. We have helped others in the past, let us help you. We are available 24/7, and our consultations are always free and confidential.