Gambler accused of cheating extradited to California (AP) Associated Press · October 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm EL CAJON, Calif. — A well-known professional gambler accused of cheating at cards at a San Diego-area casino has been extradited from Nevada to California. The San Diego County district attorney’s office says 62-year-old Archie Karas won more than $8,000 in July by marking blackjack cards at the Barona Casino. He was arrested at his Las Vegas home in September. Karas is a high-stakes gambler known for a winning streak from 1992 to 1995 that earned him $40 million at Las Vegas tables before he gambled it away. Prosecutors said Friday that he faces nearly four years in prison if convicted. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.