Ex-Vegas casino dealer, two others obtain prison in cheating case

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 6:12 AM

Tag Branco, Jeffrey Martin and Anthony Granito on Tuesday apologized to a judge, who also ordered each to pay restitution.

Ex-Vegas casino dealer, two others obtain prison in cheating case

A former Bellagio craps dealer and two friends have been sentenced to at minimum four years each in prison for using phantom bets to cheat the Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than $1 million.

Tag Branco, Jeffrey Martin and Anthony Granito on Tuesday apologized to a judge, who also ordered each to pay restitution.

The three men pleaded guilty latest year to two felonies — theft and cheating at gambling.

Branco and co-worker James Cooper Jr. were arrested in July two thousand fourteen and fired by the Bellagio after the scheme came to light.

Cooper pleaded guilty to a lesser theft charge and testified before a grand jury. He'll face one to five years in prison at sentencing later this year.

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