Gambler to face court
A MAN who allegedly wrongly collected more than $100 in additional winnings from a poker-like game at Reef Hotel Casino will have his matter mentioned in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.
The 63-year-old was playing a poker-like game called Reef Routine in November last year when he was allegedly spotted by surveillance upping his ante to collect higher winnings.
The game pits players against the dealer in a bid to make the best hand, but unlike poker there is no flop and no bluffing involved.
Cairns police were alerted to the man’s allegedly dodgy dealings, known in the industry as “capping”, after casino authorities reviewed video footage and contacted them.
It is alleged that the sleight-of-hand scam took place at the Wharf St venue on November 18.
He has been charged with cheating by fraudulent trick, device, sleight of hand or representation.