Former dealer sentenced to two years probation

Former dealer sentenced to two years probation

January 06, 2017 9:13 AM


A former dealer has been sentenced to two years probation for conspiring to help gamblers bilk the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania out of more than $17,000 in a rigged Pai gow game.

Pai gow is a Chinese gambling game played with a set of 32 Chinese dominoes. It is played in major casinos worldwide.

Dustin Raynor Laird was sentenced in Wilkes-Barre this week after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit theft. He must pay $8,800 in restitution.

Two co-defendants have also been ordered to pay restitution in the case. Authorities say the 31-year-old Laird, rigged multiple outcomes while dealing the game. Law enforcement officials observed Laird moving the tiles from losing to winning spots several times on two separate occasions in 2014.

Laird's attorney says his client has accepted responsibility for his actions.