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Police Arrest Gambler for ‘Late Betting' at Pennsylvania Casino

A New Jersey man has been arrested on charges he cheated at blackjack at an eastern Pennsylvania casino over the weekend.

State police said 32-year-old Christopher Jenkins was playing blackjack just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sands Casino Bethlehem when he twice tried to change his bet after his cards had been dealt. "Past post betting" or "late betting," means a bet is made after a time when no more bets are taken and is considered cheating.

The Passaic, New Jersey, man was charged with gaming cheating, theft by deception and providing false identification to law enforcement. He's jailed at Northampton County Prison.

It's unclear if he has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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