The cheaters are always looking for a way to get dealers and other casino employees to come to the dark side and help them steal money from the casino. In Minnesota, a blackjack dealer was paying his friends to play bringing up the rear hands.
The dishonesty was so long before the trader; Edwin Jacob Christensen was dismantling by their events. In total, Christensen has distributed nearly $ 20,000 of money from the casinos to players who had lost their hands. On January 6, Christensen pleads guilty to fraud game.
This week, Judge Diane Hanson ordered Christensen to repay $18,720 to the Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake. In addition to the repayment order, the twenty-four year old must also serve three years of probation and serve eighty hours of community service.
Prior Lake police investigated the fraud after they were called by the casino. There were several incidents in which players were losing their hands, but Christensen was paying the gamblers as if they had won. The authorities started to connect the instances, and eventually Christensen was arrested and charge3d with gambling fraud and theft by swindle.
The card player who was busted along with Christensen gave back the false winnings from the blackjack table. Authorities then contacted the card player at a later date and taped the conversation. The gambler revealed he knew what was going on, and that is why he agreed to pay back the money that was being stolen.
Casino scams are nothing new in the industry. In recent months, members of the largest casino in the history of cheating the United States have followed the parade halls of justice and pleading guilty for their role in the operation. The action is said took a number of countries, millions of dollars from casinos to rip.