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December 23rd, 2023 at 11:15:57 AM permalink
Benward is a magician from Mississippi and is the latest addition to the Nevada Blackbook. He's the 36th name added to the book, and the first in almost two years.
The report said he was banned in seventeen Nevada casinos, but didn't say what he was doing.
Does anyone know anything about him?
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December 23rd, 2023 at 1:33:07 PM permalink
Perhaps nothing more than some kind of pastposting / Savannah scam:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/mississippi-magician-may-be-added-to-nevadas-black-book-2900187/

Mississippi resident Shaun Joseph Benward, a self-described magician and illusionist who worked with an accomplice to distract roulette dealers in a scheme to steal money from casinos, would be placed on the list, commonly known as the ďblack bookĒ if the Nevada Gaming Commission concurs.
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December 23rd, 2023 at 3:10:51 PM permalink
i think when you involve an innocent dealer its one of the worst types of plays. When you have to mentally pressure someone you are not very good at misdirection in the first place. The dealers would remember and they would employ mental pressures to make them think otherwise. LOL you are a POS. At least be good enough to never get caught and get caught when someone reviews old camera footage years down the line for some other reason.
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December 24th, 2023 at 6:50:01 AM permalink
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i think when you involve an innocent dealer its one of the worst types of plays. When you have to mentally pressure someone you are not very good at misdirection in the first place. The dealers would remember and they would employ mental pressures to make them think otherwise. LOL you are a POS. At least be good enough to never get caught and get caught when someone reviews old camera footage years down the line for some other reason.
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I think it's a stretch to even describe that as a, 'Play.' It's just straight up theft.
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December 24th, 2023 at 8:17:20 AM permalink
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i think when you involve an innocent dealer its one of the worst types of plays. When you have to mentally pressure someone you are not very good at misdirection in the first place. The dealers would remember and they would employ mental pressures to make them think otherwise. LOL you are a POS. At least be good enough to never get caught and get caught when someone reviews old camera footage years down the line for some other reason.
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I think it's a stretch to even describe that as a, 'Play.' It's just straight-up theft.
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I'd think so, as well, but I'm not seeing any arrests. you'd think if he were caught past posting or manipulating bets he'd be taken out in cuffs.
One article says that he would talk to dealers while his accomplice made bets. After getting friendly with the dealer, he would make last-minute bets, slowly increasing them. At one point, he'd place a large, last-minute bet and if it lost, he'd insist the dealer put the chips on the wrong spot and the accomplice would say he was a witness. He'd either get paid or get his bet back. He got kicked out of at least nine Vegas casinos for trying this. It seems pretty amateur, to me.
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December 24th, 2023 at 8:35:55 AM permalink
What he needed was the gold watch.

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The girl, the gold watch, and everything.
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When the gold watch alarm strikes One,


you'd better be ahead!
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