Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Charles Oakley shown here coaching the Killer 3s in a Big3 summer basketball game

Another bad turn for Charles Oakley. The casino's security reviewed the video footage and confirmed the basketball star had allegedly cheated. The Nevada Gaming Board told TMZ that Oakley was arrested on suspicion of "adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known", breaking state laws that forbid committing fraudulent acts while playing casino games.

Oakley has been involved in a number of prior incidents in Las Vegas.

On Thursday, TMZ Sports reported Oakley tried to remove a $100 chip from a wager after realizing he was going to lose.

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

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The felony count carries between one and six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Oakley was booked into the Clark County Detention Center without incident, the board said.He is scheduled to appear in court August 7.

Oakley now serves as a head coach in Ice Cube's three-on-three league, BIG3.

Oakley was a beloved Knick from 1989 to 1998, a 6-foot-8, grizzled and tough enforcer who battled Michael Jordan and the Eastern Conference. Oakley has an active civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan following his February 2017 forced removal from the arena by security and subsequent arrest. Dolan suggested Oakley was drunk and heckling him, and Oakley was arrested for assault, harassment and trespassing.

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