Cleveland Dealer In Trouble

Cleveland Dealer In Trouble

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A dealer at a casino in the United States stands accused of cheating after allegedly hiding a playing card up his sleeve.

According to a report from and others, a croupier named as Robert Brown has been indicted by a grand jury following accusations that he intentionally cheated during a game at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland in September.

Authorities from the Ohio Casino Control Commission were made aware that a card was missing from the deck and reportedly found it hiding up Brown's sleeve.

The 57-year-old has subsequently denied any wrongdoing and told local television news station Fox 8 that the card had ‘accidentally’ gone up his sleeve.

“I deal poker [and] I don’t even know how it got there,” said Brown.

“I called my supervisor over and we’re looking every; we looked for ten, 15 minutes. We lift up the rail, we looked on the floor, we lifted up the shuffler trying to find this card. Somehow it was on me. They’re saying it was on my sleeve. I don’t even know where it was but they’re saying it was up my sleeve and it fell out.”

The indictment filed with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office alleges that Brown intended to gain from putting the card up his sleeve with the Sagamore Hills man now set to appear in court on November 13.

Tags: Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, Ohio Casino Control Commission, Robert Brown