Sport Former NBA star Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino, report says

19:45  12 july  2018
19:45  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Charles Oakley was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas. (Reuters). Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was reportedly arrested last week after he allegedly cheated at a Las Vegas casino game.

Retired New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was arrested for allegedly trying to reduce his wager by removing chips off a table at a Las Vegas casino after the outcome was already known.

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Former NBA forward Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday in Las Vegas after he allegedly was caught by surveillance cameras cheating at a casino, TMZ reported Thursday.

Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board told TMZ that Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known."

Oakley allegedly tried to take back a $100 chip he had wagered after realizing he was going to lose, but it's not known what game the former Knicks star was playing at the casino.

A security team confronted Oakley and after reviewing the casino video footage, he was booked into Clark County Detention Center.

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Charles Oakley is learning the hard way if you try to cheat a Vegas casino , you'll end up behind bars. TMZ Sports has learned the ex- NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session -- and it was all caught on video.

The one that got Charles Oakley arrested at Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Casino for cheating at blackjack. The 19-year NBA veteran and current head coach of the BIG3 league’s Killer 3s was charged and booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he tried “to commit or attempt to

TMZ notes that Oakley could face one to six years in prison if he's convicted of fraud at a gaming establishment.

“This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved,” an unidentified source close to Oakley told TMZ.

Oakley played 19 seasons in the NBA, 10 of which were with the Knicks, before retiring in 2004 with the Rockets. He is now a coach for the Killer 3s of the Big3 league.

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