$40 Million Guy Archie Karas Charged with Casino Cheating
Archie Karas was searching good straight 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 planet’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 original $50 stake decades ago only to lose it all back, was presumably caught marking cards at a blackjack table in a California casino recently.
Arrested at His Home
Based on authorities, Karas was taken into custody last week at his Las Vegas house. Karas will be extradited to San Diego to face charges of burglary, cheating and winning by fraudulent means. Karas could potentially confront 36 months in prison if he is convicted of all charges.
‘This defendant’s luck ran out thanks to cooperation that is extraordinary many different law enforcement agencies who worked together to investigate and prosecute this situation,’ said Bonnie Dumanis, north park County District Attorney.
The case was opened in July, after Karas whose real name is Anargyros Karabourniotis was seen on security cameras marking cards in a blackjack game using small amounts of dye. Karas ended up being marking most of the cards worth ten (tens, jacks, queens and kings), too as aces, so that you can gain an edge over the Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside, California, which is situated inland in North San Diego County.