Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces the arrest of a Massachusetts man for cheating a casino game at Twin River Casino.
At 4:30 AM on Thursday, September 19, 2013, a member of the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit arrested Jamil Taban, age 24, of 59 Ash Street, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, for Placing or Increasing a Wager With Knowledge of the Outcome of a Table Game, a violation of §42-61.3-2(b)(7) 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 Taban place a "past post" bet at a black jack table and notified a GEU detective. The GEU detective reviewed surveillance video and observed Taban place an additional $100 chip on a "match the dealer bonus wager" after the results of the hand were known. This bonus wager would have resulted in an additional $1,400 payout. After reviewing the surveillance video, the GEU detective arrested Taban for the alleged cheating scheme.
A "past post" bet is a wager made after the time when no more bets are to be taken and information may have become available concerning the outcome of the game. A "match the dealer bonus wager" is a wager that the cards the player receives during the hand will match the dealer's cards.
Taban was processed at the Lincoln Woods Barracks and transported to the Third Division District Court where he was arraigned. The Honorable Associate Judge William C. Clifton set bail for Taban at $10,000 personal recognizance and issued a no contact order barring Taban from returning to the casino. Twin River Casino Security personnel served Rosario with a permanent ejection notification.
Taban is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference in Sixth Division District Court on November 21, 2013.
MEDIA CONTACT: Major Todd Catlow, Detective Commander, (401) 444-1006