Charles Oakley Arrested, Accused Of Cheating At Vegas Casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

TMZ: Charles Oakley Arrested for Allegedly Cheating at Las Vegas Casino on Video

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas for attempting to cheat while gambling, USA reports said Thursday.

"TMZ Sports has learned ... the ex-NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session - and it was all caught on video".

Charles Oakley is in legal trouble for the second time in the last year-and-a-half.

In a statement provided to the Daily News, the Nevada Gaming Board said Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".

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The second baseman also stole 39 bases for Lexington and was a South Atlantic League mid-season and postseason All-Star. He's been an above-average hitter for more than a decade and will finally have an All-Star Game on his resume.


It is not known what he was playing, but according to TMZ, Oakley tried to take a $100 chip off the table once he realized he was going to lose.

Oakley, whose career earnings are upward of $46 million per Basketball Reference, was confronted about the incident at the casino. Oakley was booked into the Clark County Detention Center without incident, the board said.He is scheduled to appear in court August 7. If convicted, he faces one to six years in prison. After getting confirmation via security footage, casino police arrested Oakley.

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. Oakley was arrested by the NYPD and charged with three counts of assault for hitting security guards. Criminal charges were dismissed in February of this year, but Dolan has banned Oakley from Madison Square Garden for life.

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