Two Lakewood men are among seven indicted for cheating the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland.
Nidal Abuaun, 49, and Philip Koch, 54, are each charged with cheating, a fifth-degree felony.
Maria Russo, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, said the men are both suspected of “capping their bets” — making a bet after the cards are dealt.
Abuaun was playing Texas Hold 'Em, and Koch was playing Black Jack, said Russo.
Five others — four men from Cleveland and one from Akron — are also indicted for cheating at the casino, according to Russo.
“Ohio now has statutes in place to address crimes committed in the new casinos,” said prosecutor Bill Mason in a statement. “My office will continue to prosecute these crimes as we would any other crime in our county.”
Arraignments for Abuaun and Koch are scheduled for July 18.