Friday, October 17, 2008
Biloxi Hard Rock Casino Roulette Dealer Caught Cheating His Game!
A table games dealer who worked at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi was arrested Saturday for allegedly cheating the casino. David Smith, 50, of Marina Avenue in Ocean Springs, was arrested on a felony charge of violating the Mississippi Gaming Code. He was caught defrauding the Hard Rock Casino by placing winning bets for players on his roulette game after the ball already landed. His move was skillfull as he already had the players´ chips in his hand and then laid them on the winning number as he placed the roulette dolly on it. The move, which I can tell you from experience as an ex-roulette dealer, is quite difficult to perform, and when it is performed well it is very difficult to spot, even from the eye in the sky.
Smith was taken to the Harrison County jail by agents of the Mississippi Gaming Commission and released on $5,000 bail. Apparently this type of cheating was confined to Hard Rock Casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission alerted all other area casinos to be on the lookout for the roulette scam.