The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has announced that in two separate cases, a total of 6 people including 3 former employees have been indicted on felony charges for cheating the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati out of more than $121,000.
In his press release, the Commission’s Executive Director Matt Schuler stated, “Casino cheaters do more than simply break the law – they are also stealing from the state and the citizens of Ohio.”
A Hamilton County grand jury indicted former Horseshoe craps dealer Gemini Isham and accomplice Keith Washington on three gambling charges each. It was reported that Isham would add chips to Washington’s bets – accounting for a revenue loss to the casino of over $96,000.
In another case, Andrew Grzelewski, a Horseshoe table games supervisor altered baccarat card decks to the wager betting advantage of accomplices Thomas Coffee, a former dealer at the casino, his mother Susan Coffee, and Lando Camp. This scam cost the casino more than $25,000. The grand jury indicted Grzelewski and Thomas Coffee on two felony charges, and Susan Coffee and Camp on one each.
The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is a $450 million full-service urban casino owned by Rock Gaming Ohio Caesars, LLC, with Caesars selling their interest entirely earlier this year. The casino opened in 2013 and employs more than 1,600 people. It features 2,000 slot machines, 88 gaming tables, and a World Series of Poker room, along with restaurants, nightlife, and sports attractions.
In May, the OCCC fined Rock Gaming’s Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino $125,000 for poor table surveillance and not upgrading their systems to comply with gaming code regulartions.
The company issued this statement: “We do not comment on pending litigation, however we take these matters very seriously. Our security and surveillance teams work closely with the Ohio Casino Control Commission and local authorities to monitor gaming activity around the clock. Ensuring the integrity of our gaming operations is our top priority.”