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 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/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 and will ask you to leave. Most casinos have the right to detain and question you. It is more than likely that your photo will be distributed to all casinos and if caught you not be allowed in any gaming establishment.
If you are arrested for cheating, and it is your first time, you will be facing a felony with a minimum of 1 year to a maximum 6 years in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000.
For your 2nd offense of cheating, the penalties are the same, but the sentences can not be suspended and it is non-probationable.
These are serious offenses. 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 here 24/7.