Charles Oakley Arrested In Las Vegas, Casino Says He Cheated

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Charles Oakley is learning the hard way … if you try to cheat a Vegas casino, you’ll end up behind bars. 
TMZ Sports has learned … the ex-NBA star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan on July 8 after allegedly trying to pull a fast one during a gambling session — and it was all caught on video. 
Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”
Unclear what game he was playing at the time — but one source with knowledge of the incident says Oak tried to pull back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose.
FYI, Oakley reportedly made more than $46 mil during his NBA career. 
Oak was confronted about the incident — and it was kicked over to a security team which reviewed the casino video footage … confirming the alleged cheating. 
The 54-year-old was taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center. 
Oak’s gambling charge is serious business — “to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.” He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted. 
A source close to Oakley tells us, “This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved.”

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