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Las Vegas casino files dice cheating suit

Oct. 3, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Wynn Las Vegas resort says it is suing two gamblers from Argentina over an alleged "dice sliding" cheating scheme targeting craps games in its casino.

The resort filed the suit in Clark County District Court against Leonardo Miguel Fernandez, Veronica Elena Dabul and a number of additional "John Doe" parties yet to be identified, the Las Vegas Sun reported Sunday.

Wynn charged in its lawsuit that Fernandez and Dabul, and the unidentified parties, conducted a cheating scheme in which a craps player, in rolling the dice, instead slides the dice down the table without making them tumble, so that preselected winning numbers remain facing upward.

Surveillance tapes from July 17 show Dabul and Fernandez playing craps with Fernandez allegedly sliding the dice at least seven times without betting, the suit says.

"During the same seven slides in the two hour and 15 minute span, Dabul and/or two unidentified men place bets using Dabul's chips," the lawsuit said. "Defendants won a total of $145,000 from these seven slides alone."

Dabul and others "placed wagers with their pooled financial resources all the while knowing that Fernandez would slide the dice and their chances at winning increased," the suit charges.

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