Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Ex-Casino Con Picks Ideal Star Cons

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Ocean’s 12 meet Marcus’ eight: An ex-casino con has picked eight celebs who he thinks have the mettle to steal money from a casino.

Richard Marcus, who claims he cheated casinos for 25 years, surveyed his casino cheating cronies and found that out of the stars who have appeared on Celebrity Poker Showdown, movie star James Woods would be the best at pulling off a black jack or baccarat scam because he “seems so cool” in his movies and “has the balls” to do it.

Meanwhile, Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon would be second best because casino cons are thrill seekers who like fast cars.

Hank Azaria’s voice-over work on The Simpsons would come in handy to throw dealers off his tracks.

Meanwhile, actresses Mary McCormack and Ricki Lake would both be great at roulette scams, because as Marcus says, McCormack’s performances “aren’t standout” but that’s what you want so you won’t be noticed by the pit boss, and Lake’s likability would help her pull the wool over a dealer’s eyes.

Rounding out the list are Sarah Silverman, Angie Dickenson and crazy Tom Green who Marcus says would do well at a craps table scam.

Marcus will appear tonight (March 1) in the History Channel’s series Breaking Vegas.

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