The defendants are accused of cheating by increasing or removing bets depending on the likely outcome of a game, with one man allegedly adding chips to his bet after the cards were dealt in a game of Texas Hold’em and another adding to his bet at the blackjack table while he distracted the dealer.

“These indictments show that if someone comes into one of Ohio’s casinos planning to cheat, they should think twice,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

According to Ohio law, first-time offenders of the state’s casino law can face felony charges and up to 1 $2,500 fine and a year in prison.

The Horseshoe opened May 14, and is the first of four planned Ohio casinos.

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