Ohio casinos victimized by New York roulette scam

Oct 21, 2013 7:01 PM

Ohio gaming regulators say all four licensed casinos in that state have been victimized by a New York crime ring that operates a roulette scam.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says the organized group of about 70 people travels the country pulling off the scam. Affected, the commission said, were the casinos in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati.

So far, there have been 13 arrests of persons associated with the group.

The scam involves assigning a higher value to chips that were already in play but were passed off to associates.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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