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Grand Forks blackjack dealer charged with gaming fraud

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GRAND FORKS - A joker’s dream of a card shark who cheated so players won and the house lost is behind a felony case in local court.

A Grand Forks man faced a felony charge Tuesday that he cheated while dealing blackjack at a charitable gaming site to get bigger tips from winning players.

Jacob Tessin, 27, made an initial appearance on a felony count of gaming fraud with a top penalty of five years in prison.

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