We’ve all heard stories of people trying to cheat the house, but this latest casino tale out of Pennsylvania really boggles the mind. A Scranton man is now facing fraud charges after he changed a bet while playing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Qualeek Tamel Miller was playing Texas Hold’em at the casino back in May. At the beginning of a hand, he placed his bet. But he didn’t place a bonus bet. After he received an Ace of Clubs and a Queen of Clubs, he quickly pushed a $5 onto the bonus bet.
That bet paid out 20 to 1, so his $5 bonus bet landed him $100. It also landed him a spot before the courts. After he was caught, he admitted to what he did and gave the $100 back. But that didn’t stop state police from laying charges. He was released on $5,000 bail, which is absolutely insane but still warranted. You shouldn’t try and cheat the system if you can’t afford to face the charges.
Getting caught stealing $100 is a pretty big deal, but it doesn’t compare to what happened in New York.
Tribal police arrested Rafael Rubinov of Rego Park, after he entered the poker room at Mohegan Sun casino last Saturday with a pretty big threat. He handed the casino floor manager a note demanding $100 million or he’d kill a casino employee. The accused remains in prison and is being held on a $2,500 cash bond.
He obviously didn’t score the money, but out of New Zealand comes the story of someone who walked away with a mint. An Auckland man accidentally received $100,000 from his bank. The wired money was sent in error, but that didn’t stop Mendi Soheli from spending the cash. He now faces a huge debt and possible jail time.
Crime definitely doesn’t pay, especially when it comes to casino gambling. So do yourself a favor and play with your own hard-earned money. You’ll have more fun when you win – not to mention the fact that you won’t have to worry about a visit from law enforcement.