Leonard Hu and Hung Leung, both from Queens NY, were charged this week for cheating at gambling, conspiracy to cheat at gambling, first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny. The two New York men pleaded not guilty to all accusations.
The scam is said to have been committed at the Mohegan Sun Casino on February, and also involves two dealers. Police investigations started in February after the casino surveillance department informed that Mohegan Sun employees Jian Ng and and Bong Louie were caught marking their cards on surveillance cameras at the mini-baccarat tables.
According to police sources, the dealers bent specific cards (7’s, 8’s and 9’s) with their thumbs, and left them at the table after their shift. The two New York men used the marked cards to collect more than $150,000 at Mohegan Sun’s tables. Hu used the mark cards to cash $101,600, while Leung cashed $52,000. Allegedly, the two dealers received $1,000 for every night they marked cards. Both dealers have also been charged with casino cheating and larceny.