Gam­bler to face court

The Weekend Post - - News -

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.

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