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    Gambling Champ Arrested for Cheating

    A game table is seen at the Global Gaming Expo Asia, a three-day fair of gambling innovations at the glitzy Venetian hotel in Macau on May 21, 2013.  The largest gaming event in Asia, showcasing the industry's latest products, services and technologies, is taking place amid a decline in growth rates in the former Portugese colony's gaming industry as China's economic boom slows. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)


    You win some, you lose some. Anargyros Karabourniotis, a gambler famous for turning $50 into $40 million in the early nineties, was arrested Friday on suspicion of cheating at blackjack in a San Diego casino. Karabourniotis reportedly marked cards in the deck to win an $8,000 jackpot. The alleged cheating occurred in July but was caught later by examining surveillance tapes. Karabourniotis is being held without bail in Las Vegas, with an extradition hearing set for Monday. Said the San Diego district attorney, "The defendant's luck ran out."

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