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Poker Legend Arrested For Cheating At Blackjack

Legendary Gambler Has Had Multiple Run-Ins With Law Over The Years

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Legendary Las Vegas gambler Archie Karas has been arrested for allegedly cheating at blackjack in a Southern California Indian casino, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The arrested happened Tuesday in Nevada, and Karas was being held without bail while waiting for an extradition hearing set for Monday.

Karas’ trouble with gaming authorities isn’t anything new, however. According to the Review-Journal, Nevada gaming agents have arrested Karas four times since 1988 for allegedly cheating at Silver State gambling joints.

As for the alleged cheating recently at California’s Barona Casino, Karas is said to have put “subtle, but distinguishable marks on the backs of playing cards” to his $8,000 advantage. He could face up to three years in prison if convicted.

The 62-year-old was featured on ESPN’s World Series of Poker coverage a few summers ago. Karas reportedly beat some of the game’s best poker pros out of millions in the 1990s, en route to amassing around $40 million in gambling winnings. However, he went on to lose it all.

 
 
 
 

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pokertruth
over 7 years ago

ATTENTION ALL PRO GAMBLERS ESPECIALLY SO-CALLED POKER PROS
IF YOU START YOUR PRO CAREER WITH X DOLLARS AND YOU LUCKILY BUILD IT UP TO 10X DOLLARS THEN YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY HIRE A GOOD LAWYER AND LEGALLY CREATE A NON-INVASIVE TRUST OF 5X DOLLARS. OTHERWISE YOUR LUCK WILL SOON RUN OUT, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR 10X DOLLARS AND YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH NOTHING. THEN YOU WILL BORROW ANOTHER X DOLLARS AND TRY TO USE YOUR SO-CALLED SKILL TO RE-BUILD YOUR STACK BACK TO 10X DOLLARS. DON'T BET ON IT. THE KEY IF ANY TO ALL GAMBLING IS TO ISOLATE PART OF YOUR WINNINGS BEFORE YOU LOSE IT ALL BACK.

 
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Sean13
over 7 years ago

Not a bad idea. I use the money I make to stuff my retirement accounts to their maximum and then whatever is left is available for a bankroll.

 
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cardplayer1222
over 7 years ago

The real winners of poker business are casino host, tournament organizers, media etc. They use the poker player as a tool to conduct and promote their businesses.
If you are lucky and win in the cash game, just get up and leave when you are ahead. If you win a big tournament, hire a lawyer to put your winning in the trust for future use. Don't never borrow money to gamble. Gambling and playing poker are fun if you win, losing is never be so fun. If you lose during the game, you must know when to stop and to get up and leave. DISCIPLINE,DISCIPLINE and DISCIPLINE. They will help you to avoid all financial trouble and meltdown.

 
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