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Professional gambler accused of casino cheating extradited to California

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:03 p.m. HST, Oct 19, 2013

EL CAJON, Calif. >> A well-known professional gambler accused of cheating at cards at a San Diego-area casino has been extradited from Nevada to California.

The San Diego County district attorney's office says 62-year-old Archie Karas won more than $8,000 in July by marking blackjack cards at the Barona Casino. He was arrested at his Las Vegas home in September.

Karas is a high-stakes gambler known for a winning streak from 1992 to 1995 that earned him $40 million at Las Vegas tables before he gambled it away.

Prosecutors said Friday that he faces nearly four years in prison if convicted.

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FrankieT wrote:
The guy needs counseling, hope he gets it in prison
on October 19,2013 | 05:09AM
cojef wrote:
on October 19,2013 | 07:29AM
Bumby wrote:
Being that the casino makes the rules and set the percentages that is not cheating. Just saying that on average 2 to 3 people win overtime per 100. Is that not cheating when the odds is so much against the patrons. Do the casinos need to have that kind of odds to operate? If so I rest my case. If not mandate the casinos to increase the odds for people to win that still allow them to make a profit.
on October 19,2013 | 11:07AM
Slow wrote:
Or don't gamble. Anyone really think Las Vegas is fair and honest? If so, LV loves you.
on October 19,2013 | 01:52PM
bobbob wrote:
4 years in jail for $8000, hardly seems like a worthy payoff.
on October 19,2013 | 03:34PM
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