Poker Cheater: Reverse ratholer goes for max-value

It’s not often your holding the nuts and a ton of cash to back it up.

Here’s the story of 23-year old Darren Bernard Williams who, last year, in the middle of a cash game, decided to add some extra chips to his stack…mid-hand. That’s obviously a big no-no and he was caught by the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem security team and hauled down to the security interview room.

The kid pleaded with his captors for leniency, begging for a break and even offered security $185 in $5 chips. Unswayed by the generous offer, they rang him up and released him: Charges were filed this week including 4 counts of gaming fraud and theft by deception.

In liu of posting his $15k bail, Williams finds himself sitting in a Northampton County Prison cell.

To add insult to injury, when security released him they told him not to drive his car home as Williams had a suspended license. Despite the warning, he hopped in his sled and drove away anyway—so in addition to the gaming fraud charges, he now faces a count of driving with a suspended license.

Lesson being: try to have the biggest stack at the table when you flop full, ok?

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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