October 23, 2014
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A well-known professional gambler accused of cheating at cards at a San Diego-area casino has been extradited from Nevada to California.
The San Diego County district attorney's office says 62-year-old Archie Karas won more than $8,000 in July by marking blackjack cards at the Barona Casino. He was arrested at his Las Vegas home in September.
Karas is a high-stakes gambler known for a winning streak from 1992 to 1995 that earned him $40 million at Las Vegas tables before he gambled it away.
Prosecutors said Friday that he faces nearly four years in prison if convicted.
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