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Las Vegas gambler charged with cheating California casino

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:41 p.m. HST, Sep 28, 2013



SAN DIEGO >> A gambler who once won tens of millions of dollars has been charged with marking cards to win a few grand at a San Diego County casino.

Authorities said Friday that Archie Karas was arrested at his Las Vegas home on Tuesday. He remains jailed pending extradition to California.

County prosecutors charged him last week. They claim Karas won $8,000 with marked blackjack cards at the Barona Casino in July.

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board says Karas also was arrested four times in that state on suspicion of cheating.

Karas is known for his high-stakes gambling. Between 1992 and 1995, he turned $50 into $40 million at the Vegas tables but he later gambled it away.







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Rickyboy wrote:
He beat the odds but lost more.
on September 28,2013 | 09:47AM
cojef wrote:
Admire a gambler that has smarts about the beating the odds, but crooked gambler, no way. There is no future for a crooked individual......In the old West, they get killed.
on September 28,2013 | 09:56AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Wow! This guy won $40 million by gambling. Too bad some gamblers just can't quit while ahead.
on September 28,2013 | 09:48PM
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