Archie Karas gets Probation

Archie Karas gets Probation

Friday, 14 November 2014

A former high-rolling poker player who went on one of the biggest heaters of all-time had avoided jail after admitting cheating at a California casino.

Archie Karas was given three years probation and ordered to pay $6,860 after admitting marking cards at a blackjack table at the Baronia Casino near San Diego.

According to a report from Fox5Sandiego, presiding judge Daniel Goldstein told Karas that he would reducing the felony conviction to a misdemeanor if steered clear of trouble with the law for 12 months and had paid the outstanding restitution.

The 64-year-old Karas found fame in the early 1990s, turning a tiny bankroll into many millions before gambling it all away.

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