Las Vegas gambler sentenced for cheating in California

Posted by Neil Shouse | Nov 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past Wednesday famous Las Vegas gambler Anargyros Karabourniotis (a.k.a. Archie Karas) was sentenced to three years probation in El Cajon Superio Court for cheating at gambling. Calling himself the “king of gamblers,” Karabourniotis had entered a guilty plea to burglary for going in the Barona Casino in San Diego with the intention to cheat. He reportedly marked cards in the casino which allowed him to win more than $6,000.

A Greek immigrant, Karabourniotis has reportedly won and lost $40 million dollars in gambling in Las Vegas in a three-year time span. He had been arrested four times previously in Nevada on allegations of cheating at blackjack, but was never sentenced to jail. His trademark accessory is a gold and diamond pinkie ring.

In the present California case, casino surveillance cameras recorded Karabourniotis's cheating. Prior to getting bailed out, he stayed in jail for 73 days. In addition to serving probation, Karabourniotis was sentenced to pay $6,800 in restitution to the Barona Casino. For more on this story, read:

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