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Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino

If convicted, Oakley could face between one and six years in prison, TMZ reports.

Charles Oakley during his time with the Toronto Raptors.

Oakley allegedly tried to take back a $100 chip he had wagered after realizing he was going to lose, but it's not known what game the former Knicks star was playing at the casino.

National Basketball Association legend Charles Oakley was reportedly arrested at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas earlier this week for allegedly trying to cheat the casino.

The 54-year-old former New York Knicks power forward was detained on July 8 after seeking to add or reduce his bet on a casino table game, according to the Nevada Gaming Control board.

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One source told TMZ that the arrest was not a big deal: 'This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved'. The team played in Oakland, Calif., two days before the incident and has a game in Detroit on Friday.

The Knicks icon was arrested at a Las Vegas casino on Sunday, TMZ Sports reported, for allegedly trying to cheat while gambling.

Oak's gambling charge is serious business - "to commit or attempt to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment".

Oakley's Las Vegas arrest comes after a high-profile spat with the Knicks a year ago following his forcible ejection from Madison Square Garden during a game in February.

The 19-year NBA veteran now is serving as head coach of the Killer 3s in the Big3 summer basketball league. Oakley has fought the charges.