Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Two Old-Time Reno Casino Dealers Busted For Cheating, One Over $9!

Shame on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's Enforcement Division! How can they bust a 61 year-old dealer for pocketing nine bucks! It's sad enough that a man of that age is to be found dealing blackjack at the lowly Cal Neva casino in Reno! This is probably due to the fact that the NGCB Enforcement Division can't get anywhere near the big-time casino and poker cheats!

Two casino dealers were arrested during the weekend on suspicion of cheating, authorities said Monday. Booked into Washoe County Jail on suspicion of cheating at gambling were John Gosnell, 61, and Dale Solem, 78. Nevada Gaming Control Board Deputy Chief Ed Yenick said arrests of casino dealers are rare but seem to increase during times of economic decline. Gosnell, a blackjack dealer at the Club Cal Neva in Reno, is accused of placing a losing bet the dealer had a stake in as a tip on a winning hand, making $9, according to the GCB. Solem, a poker dealer at the Grand Sierra Resort, was accused of adding chips to his rack during a poker tournament.