Casino workers can face charges for tricks and cheating schemes

| Aug 5, 2020 | Casino Crimes

Casinos remain one of the biggest tourist attractions in New Jersey, as well as a popular source of employment. State residents and people from all over often look forward to relaxing while enjoying a drink and placing a bet. Others come to New Jersey to work as a dealer or in customer service at a casino, where they hope to receive generous gratuities from those with money to spend.

Some people will do anything to win when it comes to gambling, which is one reason why many people have at least a cursory familiarity with rules about gambling and the rights of casinos to permanently ban those who do things like count cards.

In some situations where people try to manipulate casino gambling for their own benefit, having someone on the inside is a key part of their plan. Individuals who attempt to steal from or defraud casinos and workers at those casinos who play a role in such schemes could easily face prosecution for casino-related crimes.

Dealers shouldn’t ever manipulate the game

There are a number of ways in which casino employees could inappropriately influence who wins and how much they win. Manipulation while dealing a game like poker, baccarat or blackjack could easily allow one player at the table to profit unfairly over others.

There are multiple ways in which a dealer working for a casino could engage in a cheating scheme. They might intentionally deal the cards in a specific way to set one player up for success. They might provide a player with cards that they can introduce to the game using sleight of hand. They might even use signs, digital devices or eye contact to communicate about the cards held by other players.

Any and all of these sorts of manipulations not only violate the casino employees’ responsibility to play fairly but also potentially break the law. Dealers can wind up charged with crimes and forced to pay back the winnings if they helped others cheat.

Workers should be careful about what they share

Information shared on social media, possibly provided as tips to potential gamblers, could get a casino employee in trouble in some situations. So too could sharing details about how the casino operates with friends or acquaintances.

If those individuals use the information provided by you, a casino employee, to commit a crime, you could wind up implicated in their broader conspiracy, even if they manipulated and took advantage of you. Mounting a strong defense may be necessary for those facing casino crime allegations.