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Woman Busted for Past Posting in Blackjack


A woman from Long Beach Mississippi was arrested this week for cheating at Blackjack at the Scarlet Pearl Casino and now she is being charged for violating a state law related to gambling.

36 year old Shantel Monique Welch was arrested for “past posting” on the 21+3 blackjack game at the casino, which is where a punter increases the value of their bet after they already know the outcome of the game. In the case of Ms. Welch, she was increasing her bet after cards were dealt on the table. In Mississippi, that is in violation of Mississippi Code 75-76-301(e), which reads: “To place or increase a bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event that is the subject of the bet, including past-posting and pressing bets.”

She was taken into custody and given a bond of $5,000, 10 percent of which must be paid to leave jail. She is being charged with a felony and could serve years in prison if convicted.

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This blog entry was posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 4:24 pm and is filed under Blackjack News.

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