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Ex-craps dealer added to list of people barred from casinos

Posted at 12:45 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 15:45:41-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former craps dealer who was convicted in a scam that took $1.2 million from a Las Vegas casino has been included on a list of people barred from entering casinos across the state.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday that the Nevada Gaming Commission has added Mark Branco to the state's list of excluded people, making him the 36th name in the so-called black book.

Branco was sentenced in April 2016 for charges of theft and cheating at gambling.

Gaming Control Board agents determined that the former Bellagio dealer and others were throwing games to their friends after they won against nearly impossible odds.

Branco was accused of leading the scheme between August 2012 and July 2014.

Branco did not attend the commission meeting this week.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com