Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Cranston man for attempting to cheat at a casino game at Twin River Casino.
On Friday, August 30, 2013, at 7:00 PM members of the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Xi Liang Chen, age 29, of 761 Park Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, for Attempting to Cheat a Table Game, a violation of §42-61.3-2(b)(3) of the Rhode Island General Laws.
The investigation of this incident by the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit (GEU) began when the Twin River Surveillance Unit observed Chen place a "past post" bet at a Roulette table and notified a GEU detective. The GEU detective reviewed surveillance video and observed Chen place one "past post" bet of $500 at the Roulette table. The dealer alerted to the "past post" attempt and did not pay the wager. Had the dealer not observed the "past post" wager, Chen would have received a $1,000 payout.
Chen was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and arraigned on the following charge:
Attempting to Cheat a Table Game
Justice of the Peace Joseph Rogers set bail for Chen at $5,000 personal recognizance. Twin River Casino Security personnel served Chen with a permanent ejection notification.
Chen is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference in Sixth Division District Court on November 1, 2013.
MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Benjamin Barney, Assistant Detective Commander, (401) 444-1007