A casino employee cheats to help a player in Blackjack
In previous news stories, we had reported fraudulent activity involving blackjack. In those cases, it was the player who was caught cheating. In this scenario, it was actually a casino employee who was peeking at the cards in order to help players win.
First degree fraud
Steven Darnell Singer, a 19-year-old blackjack dealer, worked at Clearwater Casino in Suquamish, Washington. He is being accused of having looked at the cards in the card shoe and then indicating to the players if they should draw another card or not. He was charged with first degree fraud by the Supreme Court of Kitsap on January 18th, 2019, as his actions are considered a felony.
Caught by another dealer
Earlier this month, another dealer at the table next to Steven Darnell Singer saw him look at the cards. He then notified his supervisor, who was looking at the surveillance camera material. In a video Singer gave a signal to a player to draw an additional card and the player then won the hand. Investigations now concluded that the dealer had worked in tandem with players to pull off the scheme.