Casino seeks criminal charges against Baccarat dealer, player

Sunday 16th February 2020

Officials of the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls have sought arrest warrants against one of their dealers and a Canadian man whom they claim was fraudulently paid $17,000 for a series of losing bets.

According to police reports on the incident, the alleged scam ran from Feb. 1 through Feb. 14 at a mini-Baccarat table at the Fourth Street facility. The dealer, a 45-year-old Kenmore man, is accused of paying out winnings on a series of losing bets placed by the other suspect, a 54-year-old Guelph, Ont., man.

According to casino officials, the dealer paid winnings of between $3,200 and $5,600 per occurrence, with four documented transactions occurring over the two-week period.

Potential charges against the pair were not revealed.

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