Cardsharps and Thieves Busted Recently

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Police in Pennsylvania captured one of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board's most wanted cheats on July 19.  The Las Vegas resident, Jubreal Chahine, has been arrested 14 times in Nevada for gaming-related crimes since 1999.  Most of the charges have involved what is known as past posting – placing a bet after no more bets are allowed, such as at a roulette table.


Chahine was apprehended at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Surprisingly, after years of using aliases, he gave his real name and date of birth when applying for a player's club card.  It was a slip-up that the casino staff, who promptly contacted local police, weren't prepared to forgive.     


Less than a week later, another Las Vegas area criminal was taken into custody.  Scott Carmitchel, a criminal with a previous record in Kansas, robbed about $45,000 in cash from the Bellagio. 


Unlike Chahine the cardsharp, Carmitchel wasn't eager to identify himself.  In fact, he was initially identified as a John Doe and was generally very uncooperative with the police after his apprehension and refused to speak or even open his eyes during his initial court appearance.


After allegedly robbing the Bellagio at gunpoint on July 25, Carmitchel, 34, went on a wild shopping spree on the Strip.  He spent thousands of dollars on prostitutes and expensive name-brand clothes.    


Police were tipped off by a tourist whom Carmitchel paid to book a hotel room for him.  Surveillance video later revealed that Carmitchel had also robbed a Las Vegas bank a few days before his heist at the Bellagio.


Earlier the same week, out on the east coast, five gunmen robbed the Caesars Atlantic City.  They got away with $181,000, but not for long.  On July 30, New Jersey police arrested five suspects in conjunction with the robbery, including a former Caesars security guard. Most of the stolen money was recovered.  


Meanwhile, down south, in Shreveport, Louisiana, another casino was robbed on July 28.  The police have issued a warrant for one Warren Buggage, who they believe made off with an undetermined amount of cash after handing a note to the clerk of the Airport Casino.   


There's a safer way to get your hands on some cash in Vegas these days.  Bitcoin is offering one of the newest alternatives: their own ATM machine.  You can now withdraw money from your Bitcoin account on the Vegas Strip.  The ATM machine, located in the Viva Vegas souvenir shop at 3735 Las Vegas Blvd S., identifies users by their phone number and verifies their identity by using a PIN number and a palm scanner.  


Users can either withdraw cash or make a deposit, with the currency being converted to and from the Bitcoin. The Bitcoin was trading at approximately 1 BTC = USD 570 at time of writing (July 31). Bitcoin has also been expanding their currency's use in the online gambling world. Many Bitcoin-based online casinos and poker sites have sprung up recently, and reputable e-gaming regulator Isle of Man has positioned itself to oversee the regulation of digital currency as well.


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