There is a saying that “crime doesn’t pay.” It’s not true, of course, because a lot of people make a lot of money off of crime. Didn’t you ever see Scarface? Sure, he died at the end as a result of his excesses, but his crime paid really well up until that point.
In any case, maybe that saying should be amended to “crime may pay for a while, but at some point you will probably get caught, especially if you commit that crime in a casino.” Maybe that is a little too long to catch on. Hopefully you’ll remember the point of it, though. In casinos, everything is watched closely. There is a lot of money at stake, so the “eye in the sky” is ever watchful. Aside from CIA headquarters, I can’t think of anyplace with better surveillance than a casino. So if you have a cheating ring that is ripping those casinos off, it’s only a matter of time before you’re caught.
Earlier this week, Delaware State Police arrested three men they say are a blackjack cheating ring. According to authorities, the men worked together to mark and count cards during the blackjack games. Jiehui Huang, 49, Raymond Li, 57, and Huan Quan Yu, 59, were all arrested after a week-long investigation. The three men, who are each from San Francisco, were arrested at Delaware Park casino.
According to authorities, one of the men used a casino chip to mark cards with a value of ten. The other two men played at the table and took advantage of the marked cards. After casino security noticed them acting suspiciously, police were called and they were arrested before being able to cash out their winnings. The three individuals are charged with conspiracy, criminal mischief, attempted theft and altering a table game component. All of those charges are misdemeanors.