An Online Card Shuffler Robs Evolution Gaming and Gets Arrested in an Online Blackjack Scam As Other People Face Different Charges

An online card shuffler defrauded Evolution Gaming $47K on the DraftKings platform in an online blackjack scam and they were apprehended this week. Evolution Gaming has several online casino games on the platform.

The Connecticut Post newspaper reported that the shuffler, 23 years old Sebastian Echeverri from Norwalk, Connecticut wagered on card decks he manipulated or memorized in three personal accounts. Patch reported that he tampered with the cards in 26 games.

The shuffler later went to the State Police and admitted to the accusations. He got cheating and first-degree larceny charges before getting released on a $50,000 bond. Besides, he will have a hearing on April 20 at Bridgeport Superior Court.

Echeverri was an Evolution Gaming worker according to a State Police report. The game developer hosts various games on FanDuel and DraftKings platforms. Still, the online blackjack scandal was discovered in 2022 after Echeverri opened and operated a suspicious account at DraftKings.

The gaming operator's officials realized that someone was accessing Echeverri's account from the same gadget he uses to sign into Evolution Gaming's workers portal to view information like timesheets and work schedules. State Police disclosed that the amounts of money wagered on various games were unusually high. They added that they retrieved video footage showing the shuffler monitoring the sequence of the cards that he would later wager on.

Penn Entertainment Gets a Self-Exclusion List Error Fine

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) recently fined Penn Entertainment $45K after its Penn National Racecourse Hollywood Casino allowed players on the self-exclusion list to wager online. Five of them gambled on its Barstool Sportsbook yet the state prohibits online gaming operators from allowing people in the iGaming Self-Exclusion List to bet.

A 32-Year-Old Man Enters a Casino With a Gun

Gary D. Danielson, a 32-year-old Coos Bay, Oregon resident was apprehended after entering the Mill Casino with a firearm on Wednesday. KPIC, a local television station, reported that he wore a mask, withdrew a gun from his pocket, and put it in his jacket.

The Coos County Sheriff's Office officials detected Danielson's behavior while they were in a meeting in the casino. KPIC reported that the deputies stopped the man and got a 9mm handgun. They charged him with possessing a firearm and booked him at the Coos County Jail.

Tribal Police Arrest a Fentanyl Dealer in Michigan

Tribal police in Detroit, Michigan conducted a drug raid in Shamar Turner's room at Sky Dancer Casino & Resort on Tuesday and they arrested him. The officers found $1,870 in cash, marijuana, over a hundred fentanyl pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Further investigations showed that Turner traveled from Detroit to the North Dakota casino to sell fentanyl in the community. He faced possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and intent to deliver a controlled substance that he possessed. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Drug Task Force conducted the search in partnership with other officials.


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