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Man remanded after ‘winning’ €14,000 at casino with marked cards

A 40-year-old man remanded in police custody on Sunday won €14,000 in recent weeks from the Limassol casino after marking cards.

According to Limassol CID on Saturday night the manager of the C2 Cyprus Casinos Limassol reported that a person was seen marking the cards with a sharp object on his thumb while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em at a table.

Members of the CID arrived at the scene where examination of the CCTV footage showed that since December the suspect had visited the casino almost every day playing the same game, at which he won almost €14,000.

The marked cards were taken as evidence, as were items found in the possession of the 40-year-old who was arrested for the offences of fraud, embezzlement, and possession of unauthorised equipment in violation of the Casino Operation and Control Act.

On Sunday morning he was taken to Limassol district court, which ordered his remand in police custody for eight days.

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