Charles Oakley arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly cheating at casino

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

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

The agency says in a statement that Oakley is suspected of "adding to or reducing his wager" on a game after the outcome was known.

It is not known what he was playing, but according to TMZ, Oakley tried to take a $100 chip off the table once he realized he was going to lose.

A security team reviewed video footage that confirmed the cheating, TMZ reported. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of one to six years if he is convicted, though a source close to Oakley told TMZ the issue is "insignificant" and will be resolved quickly.

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Security at the Cosmopolitan stopped Oakley, with the incident being recorded. 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 coaches the Killer 3s of the Big3 league.

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

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