4 arrested after scamming all Ohio casinos - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

4 arrested after scamming all Ohio casinos

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...More >>
    A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.More >>
  • Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:40 GMT
    White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an...More >>
  • Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:46 GMT
    Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...More >>
    The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.More >>
(Toledo News Now) -

A roulette scam ring has been busted after the group hit all of Ohio's casinos, including Hollywood Casino in Toledo.

Hollywood Casino was just one of many scammed out of thousands of dollars. Four men have been arrested so far, but according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, there could be more.

"In talking to some other states and some of the information that we understand is that this group could be as large as 50 or 60 people," said Director of Enforcement Karen Huey.

Ohio is one of 18 states falling victim to the roulette scam. Huey says it involves a team of players. One player performs the scam – he or she buys $1 chips, then while the other players on the team join the table and distract the dealer, the original player pockets the chips.

He or she then meets up with player number two and hands the chips over. Player two heads back to the table, buys in at a much higher amount with the same color chips and ends up putting the lower-value chips back into play.

The scam turns $1 into $25 and costs the casino and the state money.

The group hit Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, where they were eventually caught.

"The gaming agency in the Cincinnati office recognized some suspicious behavior on the floor, and they recognized that behavior very quickly and acted swiftly," explained Will Lucas, a local gaming commissioner representative. "They made the arrest on the floor."

Huey says this crime ring has been working this scam for a long time, creating fast and experience scammers.

The four men arrested will appear in court for sentencing next month.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow