Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas

Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas

Charles Oakley during his time with the Toronto Raptors.

Charles Oakley reportedly tried to pull a fast one at a Las Vegas casino earlier this month, and the former National Basketball Association star is now facing charges because of it. The Nevada Gaming Board told TMZ that Oakley was arrested on suspicion of "adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known", breaking state laws that forbid committing fraudulent acts while playing casino games. The team played in Oakland, Calif., two days before the incident and has a game in Detroit on Friday.

Security at the Cosmopolitan stopped Oakley, with the incident being recorded.

The TMZ.com website reported that Oakley had sought to withdraw a $100 betting chip from a table after it appeared he was going to lose.

Oakley, 54, was arrested on July 8 at 5:30 p.m.at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and booked at Clark County Detention Center.

One source told TMZ that the arrest was not a big deal: 'This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved'.

In 2017, Oakley was thrown out of the Garden after an altercation.

Oakley now is the head coach of the Killer 3's in Ice Cube's BIG3 League.

Oakley was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing, among other charges.

Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.

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