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Casino Dealer Charged with Cheating

23 August 2006

YAKIMA, Washington -- As reported by the Yakima Herald Republic: "Prosecutors have filed a rare felony charge against a former casino dealer accused of manipulating card games.

"Peter R. Schuetz, 29, of Kittitas was arraigned Tuesday in Yakima County Superior Court on charges of first-degree cheating, a Class C felony, as well as a gross misdemeanor charge of third-degree theft.

"According to charging documents, Schuetz was working for the Nob Hill Casino in October when state gaming regulators were asked to review security tapes.

"...An agent with the state Gambling Commission said a review of the security footage showed Schuetz shuffling in a way that manipulated the results of a card game called 'Match the Dealer.'..."

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