Encore dealer busted for cheating scheme along with two others
By Bob Garcia
The trio stole over $23,000 in two nights while scamming the Massachusetts casino
Over the years, many new techniques have been seen and used to try to cheat the system in casinos, and, therefore, to obtain money illegally, hoping not to be caught by the respective authorities. However, this is not always the case, as casinos are just as adept at creating systems to thwart those attempts. On Friday, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office announced that an Encore Boston Harbor casino dealer and two others were busted for a cheating scheme at the Everett casinos, and they’re now facing charges.
It’s been alleged by the authorities that Encore Boston Harbor dealer Jianming Li colluded with De Lin 46, of Philadelphia and Jun Zhang, 41, a former Maryland casino dealer originally from New York, in a cheating scheme in the game of Baccarat allowed them to steal a total of $23,500 over two nights. As part of the plan, Li exposed a series of cards, which he subsequently memorized, marked them with a “bookmark,” and then informed Zhang what those cards were and their respective order by using his cell phone, all of which took place while they went to the bathroom separately.
On Friday, Li and Zhang were indicted by Middlesex County Grand Jury on the charges of cheating under larceny by a single scheme (one count each), the conspiracy (two counts each), and cheating under the gaming act (two counts each). Li received an extra charge for making false statements to the Gaming Commission (one count). Those involved are now awaiting sentencing.