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Charles Oakley and Las Vegas might be a bad combination

Charles Oakley and Las Vegas might be a bad combination

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".

Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been arrested in Las Vegas for attempting to cheat while gambling, US reports said Thursday. What game Oakley was playing at the time is unknown.

It must be noted that Oakley made $46 million during his career in the National Basketball Association. Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away.

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Las Vegas-based attorney Adam Solinger, who is not involved in Oakley's case, said very few people end up with a felony conviction when they commit a gambling violation, unless "the cheating is more sophisticated".

A source close to Oakley told TMZ, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved". After getting confirmation via security footage, casino police arrested Oakley. He would face one to six years in prison if convicted of fraud at a gaming establishment.

The former NBA All-Star played three seasons with the Raptors from 1998 to 2001. Oakley was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing, among other charges.Oakley later agreed to a plea deal to have the charges dropped and subsequently filed the civil suit. It didn't involve any current members of the organization, but rather, it was centered around beloved former big man Charles Oakley. The charges against Oakley were later cleared as part of an agreement, which included banning him from the arena for a year.