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Nevada Official Offers Peek at Some Casino Cheating Schemes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Grab-and-run thefts, craps cheating schemes and inside jobs are ongoing headaches for casinos, according to a top Nevada gambling scam sleuth who shared some secrets with a conference audience in Las Vegas.

Deputy state Gaming Control Board chief James Taylor told a full-house audience at the Global Gaming Expo on Monday that the most basic scams can be the hardest to stop.

Taylor says control board agents made more than 600 arrests in 2015, and casino employees make up about 25 percent of arrests every year.

Taylor says some schemes are elaborate, like marking cards with an ink visible only to someone wearing special contact lenses.

Others are simple, like pilfering chips and running out the door.

Taylor says video surveillance helps investigators identify thieves, whose names and faces can end up on the board’s list of excluded persons.

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