$40 Million Man Archie Karas Charged with Casino Cheating
Archie Karas was looking good back in the mid 1990s when he won $40 million. Now he is been charged as a card cheat in a California casino.
One of the world’s most famous gamblers has been charged with cheating and defrauding a casino; Archie Karas, now 62, who had been thought to have built up $40 million in winnings over three years in the mid 1990s from an authentic $50 stake years ago only to lose it all back, had been allegedly caught marking cards at a blackjack table in a California casino recently.
Arrested at Their House
In accordance with authorities, Karas was taken into custody week that is last his nevada house. Karas will be extradited to San Diego to face charges of burglary, winning and cheating by fraudulent means. Karas may potentially face up to three years in prison if he is convicted of all charges.
‘This defendant’s fortune ran out thanks to cooperation that is extraordinary many different law enforcement agencies who worked together to research and prosecute this instance,’ said Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney.
The case had been opened in July, after Karas whose genuine name is Anargyros Karabourniotis was seen on safety cameras marking cards in a blackjack game using tiny amounts of dye. Karas was marking every one of the cards worth ten (tens, jacks, queens and kings), too as aces, so that you can gain a plus over the Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside, California, which is located inland in North San Diego County.