Thursday, September 09, 2010

Pennsylvania Casino Arrests Cheat Over Five Dollars!

Well, you always knew that new gaming areas would be overzealous in showing everyone that they have great surveillance staffs and tolerate no cheating, but arresting someone over a petty $5 blackjack capping-move is a bit much, I think.

56 year-old Abul Fazal Hussain, who sure as hell doesn't have a name that sounds like a casino or poker cheat, was charged by state authorities for cheating at blackjack at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino yesterday.
He was arraigned on one count of fraud and released after posting $2,500 bond.

The Pennsylvania state police gaming enforcement division stated that Hussain tried to add a $5 chip to his $10 bet after he saw his hand had won. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 14.

My take: Well, it's tough to see a guy take a bust for a $5 chip, but I guess the Pennsylvania casinos feel they have to cut off the monster's pinky in order to cut off his head.