Feds Bust Blackjack Scam At KC Casino

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Federal prosecutors have charged a professional gambler with structuring illegal financial transactions at the Ameristar Casino Kansas City.

Blackjack player Richard Dougherty, who’s a member of the Tom Hyland card counting team, cashed in more than $481,000 in chips in transactions of less than $10,000 to avoid having to file currency transaction reports, according to a release from Tammy Dickinson, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Authorities rely on those currency reports to investigate money laundering, drug trafficking and tax evasion.

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