New Jersey casino cheater seems to be a backslider

They say good things always come in threes, but that doesn’t apply for convictions. A New Jersey had already been sentenced twice for cheating at casinos in Atlantic City. Derek Bethea now faces a third conviction after he committed fraud at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.


Craps tableThe 57-year-old Bayonne resident left prison only a few weeks earlier when he decided to try his luck again at a gambling venue. He visited the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa where he starting playing craps. Bethea placed a $1,100 bet after the croupier had announced the winning number.

Notorious casino cheater

Police arrested the 57-year-old cheater at the Tropicana Casino and Resort after he had claimed his winnings at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. Bethea also committed fraud at other gambling parlors, including the Revel Casino Hotel and Resorts Casino Hotel.

Five years in prison

Bethea has been found guilty of gambling fraud, and the sentencing date has been set for June 6, read a statement from the state attorney general's office. The 57-year-old backslider faces a jail term of up to five years.
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