Quantcast

Monday, July 28, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 5 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Professional gambler accused of casino cheating extradited to California

By Associated Press

POSTED:
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.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 5 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(5)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
FrankieT wrote:
The guy needs counseling, hope he gets it in prison
on October 19,2013 | 05:09AM
cojef wrote:
Cheater!
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
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Political Radar
`My side’

Political Radar
‘He reminds me of me’

Bionic Reporter
Needing a new knee

Warrior Beat
Monday musings

Small Talk
Burning money

Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout