Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Annette Crawford
July 12, 2018

He's most well known for his runs with the Chicago Bulls (1985-88), New York Knicks (1988-98), and Toronto Raptors (1999-2001).

In a statement provided to the Daily News, the Nevada Gaming Board said Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".

A source told TMZ Oakley tried to take back a $100 chip after learning he was going to lose the game.

"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". The Clark County Detention Center confirmed Oakley had been arrested but has since been released.

The state takes such crimes seriously, which is why Oakley is facing between 1 and 6 years in prison if convicted.


A person close to the 54-year-old told TMZ it was an "insignificant matter".

Oakley played in the National Basketball Association for 19 seasons, including 10 years with the New York Knicks.

In 2017, Oakley was thrown out of the Garden after an altercation. Oakley later agreed to a plea deal to have the charges dropped and subsequently filed the civil suit.

The incident came two days after Oakley coached the Killer 3's in a 51-49 loss to the 3 Headed Monsters at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Dolan suggested Oakley was drunk and heckling him, and Oakley was arrested for assault, harassment and trespassing.

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