Slots Cheat gets First Nevada Black Book Ban in Four Years

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It’s been four years since Nevada has added somebody to their Excluded Person List (a.k.a. Black Book). However, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board felt that slots cheater Roderick William Dee was deserving of a Black Book nomination. Now one of only 33 people on the Excluded Person List, Dee will be charged with a felony if he enters a Nevada casino.

The 58-year-old has four felony convictions that are all related to trying to cheat slot machines. Three of the convictions occurred in Las Vegas while the other one happened in Kansas City, Missouri. Indiana and California also have warrants out for Dee over alleged slots cheating incidents.

Deputy Attorney General Ed Magaw brought Dee’s case to the Gaming Control Board in an effort to get him banned. And Magaw compared Dee to Michael McNeive, who was the last person to be put on Nevada’s Black Book. Magaw also discussed how it only takes one felony conviction to be banned from Nevada casinos, yet Dee has four felonies.

While issuing the Black Book nomination, Control Board member Terry Johnson said, “He obviously poses a threat to the state of Nevada because of his propensity to violate state gaming laws and the gaming laws in other states.” Johnson and the Control Board’s decision will stand for now, but Dee has an opportunity to appeal it in the future.

Dee’s slots cheating troubles all began back in 1998, when he was caught with a rigging device in Las Vegas’ Flamingo Laughlin. Just five years later, in 2003, he got busted for cheating a Vegas Rite Aide drugstore slot machine.

In 2010, Dee got probation for defrauding a Harrah’s Kansas City slots game. The following year, he received his fourth and final felony conviction at Vegas’ Casino Royale. After the 2011 conviction, Dee only furthered his reputation as a noted cheater who should be banned from casinos.

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