Three men sentenced

Sanctioned blackjack players in East North Dakota

By Sophie Couard

While most of us dream about winning real-life fortunes from a progressive jackpot or other casino game, it would never occur to us to accomplish this in a seedy or illegal way. There are however, a minority of unscrupulous elements willing to break the law rather than win fairly. Amongst this bad element were three men who were sentenced in November 2017 in the US state of South Dakota for an elaborate $10,000 blackjack table scheme on New Year's Eve at the Dakota Sioux Casino located close to Watertown, S.D in North East Dakota.

The Sentence

Pit boss Lito Bolocon (44) and a frequent casino blackjack player Jordon Rondell (29) will have to serve a 6-month prison sentence and pay $8,700 in compensation to the gaming establishment. For his part, Jeremy Kris Brown (43) of Sisseton was sentenced to 2 years of probation and ordered to compensate the gaming establishment with $2,000.

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Together, the three men formulated a play to cheat the Dakota Sioux Casino on Lake Traverse Indian Reserve. Blackjack dealer Jeremy Kris Brown, supervised by Pit boss Lito Bolocon had to pay losing hands to Jordon Rondell. The scheme was very simple and allowed the three to cash out $10,000. Unfortunately for them however, the FBI, the US Attorney's Office and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe's Gaming investigation led to their eventual conviction.

The moral of this story

Trying to break the law is a really bad strategy for winning when it comes to casinos. The games are meant to be fun and the best chance to become a millionaire is still to play slots with progressive jackpots or other high-reward casino games in an honest way.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.