Accused casino cheat busted
BATON ROUGE- An out-of-state man faces charges connected to an elaborate scheme where State Police accuse him of trying to cheat casinos.
Bruce Koloshi was arrested Sunday in Connecticut, accused of using similar tactics with invisible ink and special contact lenses to win a card game. Gaming experts believe he used the ink to mark the cards and the ink was only seen through the lenses.
In Louisiana, State Police said Koloshi was caught at L'Auberge in August and was let go because of a lack of evidence. But, he returned his $3,200 in winnings.
Eventually, investigators said they were able to determine Koloshi was a fraud, issued an alert to casinos across the country, and he was arrested almost three weeks later.
"It's the first time we know of that someone's been caught using this sophisticated technique," Doug Cain with Louisiana State Police said.
Koloshi will be arraigned on charges in Connecticut and could then be extradited to Louisiana.
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