Four Charged In $200K Las Vegas Dice Scheme
Four people have been accused of cheating over several days at a Las Vegas Strip casino.
According to a report from KLAS, a dice-sliding scheme at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas resulted in more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains. The Nevada Gaming Control Board uncovered the scheme.
For some reason, the news just broke. The scheme happened way back in 2021.
Per the report: Investigators learned “the cheating involved multiple suspects and occurred on the Azure Roll to Win Electronic Craps table,” documents said. The game “is an electronic version of the game of craps,” according to investigators.
“The cheating method involved dice sliding, and sliding occurs when the shooter slides one or both dice across the table to prevent the cubes from rolling,” the documents said. “The dice will be in the same position as they started, allowing the shooter to control the game’s outcome.”
Similar dice cheating incidents reportedly also occurred at Resorts World Las Vegas.
Four people have been charged: Antcharaporn Kamonlert, Hau Ngo, Max Rappoport, and Oscar Rodriguez. The group faces cheating-related charges in the Silver State.
“Before illegally sliding the dice [one person whose name is redacted in court documents] would signal the other by placing single wagers in a circular motion around the main screen [wagers],” documents said.
Investigators identified the suspects through surveillance video and their players’ club cards.