The offense of counting cards in Las Vegas is usually only relevant to the casino. It’s a crime to bend cards to get ahead in the game, and so the final man of a trio who allegedly stole $126,000 from table games at the Paris Las Vegas, The Wynn and Planet Hollywood, was finally arrested on Monday, a report by KLAS-TV/Las
Testing the fates is what bending the cards is about
The three men were close to making it away with the money, but they ran out of cash and were exposed for their sleight of hand. The last person to be arrested and charged with committing fraud in a gambling establishment and cheating a gambling establishment was the culprit, a man from Glendale, California.
His alleged co-conspirators secured plea deals despite facing the same charges. The casino manager in Paris Las Vegas spotted the men bending cards in various games and reported them. There are two poker players who have amassed respectable winnings at the World Series of Poker. The question is if they have played on the straight and narrow or tried the same trick at the time.
Card bending is a practice where one of the cards is bent so that the face cards, the most worthwhile ones, can be spotted easily on the table and advise a player on what decision is best. This technique was used by the trio for Let It Ride and Mississippi Stud Poker.
When the men were first arrested by the police in 2021, one of them, Simityan, had to go to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. He never did that. Police were able to establish that the trio had successfully tried something similar at other establishments.
There’s more to it than a slap on the wrist
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is usually alert to suspicious practices. While casinos are not always able to spot the fraudsters in the act, they usually notice aberrations in the payouts and check their coverage to make sure.
The three venues that have suffered from the trio have the video footage to back up their claims. The two men entered into plea deals and agreed to pay back money to the casinos. Depending on what the court decides, they may end up serving brief prison sentences, as they are not out of the wood just yet.
While he waits for further action against him, Simityan has been ordered to stay away from the casino. The three men that thought they could get away with a sleight of hand are likely to face consequences for their actions.
One of the three men accused of stealing $126,000 from table games at Paris Las Vegas, The Wynn and Planet Hollywood was taken into custody on Monday. When the men were first arrested by the police in 2021, one of them, Simityan, had to go to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.