Robert Brown, a Horseshoe Casino Cleveland dealer is charged with gambling after he was accused of cheating by hiding a playing card up his sleeve. On Friday, Robert Brown had been indicted by a grand jury with gambling, a fifth-degree felony, the lowest level of felony crimes on the books in Ohio.
Authorities became aware of the situation while Brown was dealing a game of poker. Ohio Casino Control Commission agents at the casino were notified of a missing card from the deck and found it on Brown’s body, up his sleeve.
Brown tells an entirely different story, however. In an exclusive interview for Fox8.com, Brown said that the automated shuffler on his table indicated that there was a card missing when he was dealing.
He followed protocol, notifying the floor, and the area was examined thoroughly. When the card didn’t turn up, they stopped the search and he moved on to his next box to continue his night’s labor. It was at this time that Brown found the card.
He tells to reporter that he “reached down to pick up a piece of trash on the floor and saw the missing card… Somehow it was on me… They’re saying it was on my sleeve; I don’t even know where it was but they’re saying it was up my sleeve and it fell out”.
Robert Brown was suspended from the Horseshoe Casino and he will make his first appearance before a judge on November 13.