Friday, June 03, 2011

California Cop Busted For Bet-Capping on Blackjack Tables at Sycuan Casino!

A Chula Vista police officer was in custody Friday for allegedly cheating while gambling at an East County gaming house, officials announced Friday.

Jesus A. Salazar, 30, a cop in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, was taken into custody last night at the Sycuan Casino and then to the San Diego county jail on what is being called a misdemeanor charge of cheating at gambling. He is being held, however, on the not so misdemeanor bail of $10,000.

According to reports, Salazar, a nine-year veteran on the force, was capping his bets (adding chips) while playing blackjack. It is not clear if he was doing this after he already won hands or when he was in a good position to win hands, such as made-twenty against a dealer upcard of seven. I also do not know what denomination chips the alleged caps involve but Would surely think either $5 reds or $25 greens. $100 black chips don't get that much action at Sycuan and would immediate attract a lot of casino eyes. I imagine that Salazar had gotten away with his cheating move several times before being caught.

In any event, ten grand is a helluva high bail for a bet-capping charge at a Native American casino. I guess they want to make an example out of him.