Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Tanya Simon
July 13, 2018

Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement.

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. He was then booked at Clark County Detention Center at about 5:30 p.m. local time.

The arrest occurred at the Cosmopolitan on July 8. If convicted of a first offense, the violator is subject to a sentence of 1-6 years in a state prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

Oakley played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association, with the bulk of his career spent with the Knicks.

Over a decade into retirement, Oakley is living the life of still-beloved former athlete and now coaching the Killer 3s of the BIG3 basketball league.

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Oakley is the coach for the Killer 3s of the Big3 league now.

Oakley was arrested on three counts of assault for his fight with the security guards and another for criminal trespassing.

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals.

Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.

Oakley later filed a civil suit against the venue and Knicks owner James Dolan, claiming damages for defamation and slander causing emotional distress.

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