Friday, March 17, 2017

A REALLY Wanted Casino Cheat!

I have heard of some pretty prolific casino cheats, including myself, but I have NEVER seen one who's had his or her WANTED photo posted on the walls of post offices or on police and FBI websites before.

All this casino-cheat-law-enforcement hoopla is about Jubreal Chahine, a 40 year-old professional casino cheat who's been around casinos for some 15 years or so. His main casino-cheat gig has always been bet-capping and pastposting, at which he is pretty damned talented, but two years ago he was arrested in a Pennsylvania casino while applying for a Players Club card under his real name while he was wanted on outstanding casino-cheat-crime felony warrants.

How such a clever casino cheat could be so utterly stupid is a mystery to me!

Well, Chahine, also known as Alexander Gabriel Allen, is now wanted in Las Vegas for an assortment of criminal casino-cheat crimes, and the Clark County District Attorney's office has given him poster-boy status among casino cheats.

The photo above is now hanging on the walls of Clark County post offices and is on the website of various law-enforcement agencies.

Expect to see Mr. Chanine back behind bars soon.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ivey and Sun Get New Life in UK Edge-Sorting Baccarat Scam Lawsuit

Infamous Baccarat Cheat Pair
It had appeared that Phil Ivey and his baccarat-cheat partner Cheng Yin Sun were running out of options in their lawsuit against Crockfords Casino in London to force the casino to pay them the $12 million they scammed from it back in 2012, but now the UK supreme court has granted the cheat-pair a final appeal, so Ivey and Sun are still not dead yet.

The UK lower courts have ruled that Crockfords does not have to pay Ivey and Sun their cheat profits, but they have never ruled that what the pair actually did constituted cheating. The reason why I call this cheating is because they altered the deal of the game in order to gain a material advantage against the casino, which in practically all casino jurisdictions is the very definition of cheating.

Ivey and Sun are in a similar situation in New Jersey with a lawsuit over the same edge-sorting which led to antoher huge casino baccarat win. Although this time the victim-casino, the Atlantic City Borgata, had already paid Ivey and Sun their $10 million and sucessfully sued to recover the money from them.

Ivey is still trying to win a final appeal in that case as well.

My take: I don't think the UK supreme court will reverse the lower courts' decisions--I sure hope they don't.