Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud.

Security video of the incident supported Oakley's claim that the ejection was ordered by team owner James Dolan, who claimed the long-time power forward was acting drunk and belligerent towards the team.

According to TMZ, Oakley was arrested Sunday evening at the Cosmopolitan casino after he tried to pull back a $100 chip when he realized he was going to lose while playing an undetermined table game.

Oakley, whose career earnings are upward of $46 million per Basketball Reference, was confronted about the incident at the casino.


Oak's gambling charge is serious business - "to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment". Oakley was booked into the Clark County Detention Center without incident, the board said.He is scheduled to appear in court August 7. He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted.

"This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved", a source close to Oakley told TMZ. Oakley was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing, among other charges.Oakley later agreed to a plea deal to have the charges dropped and subsequently filed the civil suit. The charges against Oakley were later cleared as part of an agreement, which included banning him from the arena for a year.

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988 until 1998, helping them reach the 1994 NBA Finals alongside Patrick Ewing, John Starks, the late Anthony Mason and head coach Pat Riley.

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