Former Bishop Gorman and minor-league baseball pitcher Jeffrey Martin became the 35th person placed on Nevada’s Black List, officially referred to as the Nevada List of Excluded Persons.
The Nevada Gaming Commission voted unanimously to add him to the list after Martin appeared before the commission without an attorney. It is now a crime for him to enter any Nevada gaming establishment. No person has ever been removed from the list before death.
Martin spent time in prison after pleading guilty to one count of theft and one count of cheating at gambling for his role in a conspiracy to cheat the Bellagio in Las Vegas out of more than $1 million, per CDC Gaming Reports.
Martin, who was an eighth-round draft pick in 1995 by the Kansas City Royals and spent eight seasons in the minors, told the Gaming Commission that his participation in the craps-table scam was because he is a recovering compulsive gambler.
“I made one bad decision,” Martin told the commission, per CDC. “I was caught in a disease and it was an opportunity. I’m very sorry for what I did.”
Gaming Commissioner Philip Pro told Martin: “We would be sending the wrong message to the community if you weren’t included on the list.”