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Rivers Casino Pennsylvania Employees Caught in Roulette Cheating Plot

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Two employees of Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania have been arrested after an investigation into what police called a “complex cheating conspiracy” involving a roulette table.

The pair, Robin Schnepp, a dealer, and Anthony Laush, her supervisor, are accused of helping at least two players cheat on a number of occasions and accrue sizeable winnings.

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Investigation Triggered by Anonymous Tipoff

Police began investigating after they received an anonymous letter a few months ago with concerns about the game Interblock Roulette. The game requires the dealer to spin the ball in the opposite direction of the wheel. If that does not happen, then the sensors do not detect that the wheel has been spun, which allows players to keep placing bets even after the ball has come to rest.

A player at the casino who wished to remain anonymous said that over the past year, he “noticed a couple of glitches with it, with the digital number coming up and the delay.”

According to state police, surveillance footage shows Schnepp spinning the ball incorrectly and a man and a woman placing larger bets after the ball had landed on multiple occasions. Laush would then come over and validate the spin and each player took more than $2,000 in fraudulent winnings.

Suspects Headed to Court

Police believe that the two suspects had an arrangement with the players and they would then receive a cut of the winnings. Furthermore, police allege that Laush loaded fraudulent comp points onto the account of one of the players, but the motive for this is unclear.

The preliminary court hearings for Laush and Schnepp will take place on the 2nd of April. They are accused of costing the casino more than $10,000 and the pair will likely face numerous additional charges.

The latest incident comes after a manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh stole $20,000 from the cashier’s cage in December.

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