Monday, September 14, 2009
New Connecticut Inside Dealer Casino Cheat Scam! This Time it's Pai Gow Cheating at the Mohegan Sun!
This is just unbelievable!...One inside dealer casino cheating scam after another in Connecticut's two big casinos. Soon on the dealer job applications, one of the questions is going to be: How much cheating experience do you have? Or maybe: Are you capable of false-shuffling a deck of cards? Why are these two casinos constantly being cheated by their dealers?
Ever wonder what goes on in a pai gow game with all those funny looking tiles and the dice cup? Ever say to yourself that a Chinese dealer would have an easy time cheating his or her pai gow game when supervisors in the pit don't really understand the nature of the Chinese gambling game? Well, evidently, one Chinese dealer and her Chinese cohort figured as much. Only trouble is they got caught.
Police arrested a Norwich woman who works as a table games dealer at Mohegan Sun on Saturday after surveillance picked up what appeared to be a cheating scam. Peggy Lin, 40, was charged with cheating while lawfully gambling, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. Police said surveillance at the Earth Casino saw Lin manipulate a deal of a pai gow tile game so that another player could win the hand. The person who won, Bi De Zhen, 43, was also charged with cheating while lawfully gambling, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. Both were arrested without incident and released. They are scheduled to appear Oct. 1 in Norwich Superior Court.
The arrest comes one month after a former Mohegan Sun craps dealer pleaded guilty to charges he took an $800 payoff for accepting late bets at his table from a convicted cheater. Johnnie Baker, 38, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree larceny and received a fully suspended sentence. Police said Baker accepted money from Richard “Mr. Casino” Taylor in exchange for paying Taylor $11,500 for four late bets in 2008. Baker was one of a dozen former casino employees, the only one from Mohegan Sun, charged in connection with Taylor’s craps cheating scam.