$40 Million Guy Archie Karas Charged with Casino Cheating
Archie Karas was searching good straight back into the mid 1990s when he won $40 million. Now he’s been charged as a card cheat in a California casino.
Certainly one of the world’s many famous gamblers has been faced with cheating and defrauding a casino; Archie Karas, now 62, who had been believed to have built up $40 million in winnings over three years within the mid 1990s from an original $50 stake years ago only to lose it all back, was allegedly caught marking cards at a blackjack table in a California casino recently.
Arrested at His Home
According to 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, winning and cheating by fraudulent means. Karas could potentially face up to 3 years in prison if he is convicted of all fees.
‘This defendant’s fortune ran out thanks to extraordinary cooperation between various legislation enforcement agencies who worked together to analyze and prosecute this case,’ said Bonnie Dumanis, hillcrest County District Attorney.
The case ended up being opened in July, after Karas whose name that is real Anargyros Karabourniotis was seen on safety cameras marking cards in a blackjack game using small amounts of dye. Karas had been marking all of the cards worth ten (tens, jacks, queens and kings), too as aces, to be able to gain an edge over the Barona Resort and Casino in Lakeside, California, which is found inland in North San Diego County.