Accused casino cheaters try their luck in court - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Accused casino cheaters plead not guilty

The odds are stacked against cheaters at the new Cleveland Horseshoe Casino, and in front of a Cuyahoga County judge.

The Horseshoe Casino has only been open a few months, but there are already people trying to cheat the house.

Now, some of the suspects who got caught faced a judge.

Casinos have seen just about any scam you can imagine, so your chances of getting away with something are about as likely you winning a million bucks. The accused are charged with trying to double their bets by adding chips to winning bets.

Wednesday morning, five men who were charged with adding chips or capping a bet were arraigned. Prosecutors say they were caught red-handed cheating. With all the cameras in a casino, cheat and you're gonna get caught.

"What were you thinking?" asked Reporter Paul Orlousky. "I mean, they got a lot of cameras at that place you know. We got a camera, too."

"I'm just going to court," one of the accused said.

"Sir, did you really think you could do that down at the casino?" Orlousky grilled. "You think you'd get away with it?"

"I didn't do nothin'," one of the accused replied.

All the men pleaded not guilty. Their bonds were set between $1,500 and $5,000. A sixth man didn't show up, so a warrant was issued for him.

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