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The first man busted for cheating at Cleveland's new downtown casino has been sentenced to probation.

Russell Heidenreich had been busted in June for adding to a bet at a card table while a hand was in play. He called it an innocent mistake since he'd had too much to drink.

Thursday morning at a sentencing hearing, he apologized to the court and to the casino. Earlier, he had plead guilty to a felony gambling charge.

Defense attorney R. Paul Cushion told the court,  Heidenreich travels for his job and is a "Diamond Club" member at a few casinos, a sign he's honest and just made a mistake here.

Judge Joseph Russo gave Heidenreich probation, and he had to pay a $1000 fine.

Oddly, Heidenreich had been winning big at the time of his arrest. The casino gave him back $32,500 he had won earlier on that day.

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