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Indictments of more suspected casino cheats in Ohio
With more casinos popping up around the state, the amount of cheating continues to go up. 

by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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The number of people indicted for cheating at Ohio’s new full-scale gambling casinos continues to climb. That’s because a wave of new charges has just been handed out by a grand jury looking into problems at the state’s newest casino in Columbus. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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Ten people have just been charged with cheating at table games. Prosecutors say the cheaters would see if they won a game, waited until the dealer was distracted and then put more chips on the table to try to collect more winnings than they deserved. Or they'd take away chips if they saw they just lost. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says all those indicted cheated more than once and all were caught head-handed by over-head cameras. 

O'Brien: In some instances, one fellow was warned repeatedly and yet continued to cheat. And many of them admit it, that they were cheating, and kind of said "so what".

The number of alleged cheaters in Ohio's casinos, in Columbus, Toledo and Cleveland, now totals more than 60.
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