Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Card Cheat Caught Using Sandpaper to Mark Cards in Pennsylvania Casino

Marking poker or blackjack cards by scraping them with a tab of sandpaper stuck to the fingertip is about as old as gambling in the Wild West era, but forty-three year-old Sefula Seji of Oak Ridge, New Jersey, must have gone back in time through a time-tunnel and returned to mark cards with sandpaper at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, that according to gaming authorities who busted him and charged him with 39 counts of cheating at gambling. Seji was jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail, quite a high bail for a non-slot-cheating charge in a casino.

I don't know what the 39 counts are for, unless he was viewed on surveillance tape marking cards during 39 hands of poker or blackjack. The game he allegedly cheated on has not yet been specified.

My take: Well, since table games are new in Pennsylvania, why not introduce them to all the old forms of casino cheating!