Update: Police say woman illegally won $3K on casino baccarat game

Ngoc My Le
Ngoc My Le

A woman illegally won $3,000 on a baccarat game at a casino by placing a bet after the cards had been revealed, police said.

Ngoc My Le, 46, of Auburn, Alabama, was taken into custody late Sunday night on a felony charge of false pretense.

She was at IP Casino Resort in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue and had placed a $100 casino cheque, or chip, on a 30-to-1 bonus play, Detective Brock Newell said.

The illegal act is called late betting or past posting, Newell said.

The dealer didn’t see Le place a bet and didn’t remember a chip being there, he said.

The dealer alerted a supervisor and the payout was delayed, giving surveillance and security workers time to review the video, Newell said.

Le was booked at the Harrison County jail early Monday morning.

She was held on a $10,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain.

The false pretense charge carries maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.