In December, someone tried to hit the jackpot the easy way at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas.
29-year-old Anthony Carleo is suspected of being the helmet-wearing robber who walked into the casino on the Vegas strip and pocketed $1.5 million worth of chips by shoving handfuls into a pouch and fleeing the scene on a motorcycle.
Now the Associated Press reports that Carleo has pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges ranging from armed robbery and assault to burglary and weapon charges.
Carleo is the son of a Las Vegas judge and the judge overseeing his case disclosed that she has a brother who works as a craps dealer at the Bellagio.
The prosecutor and Carleo's defense attorney didn't object to the judge handling the case.
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Carleo faces decades in prison if he's convicted in the trial set for January 2012.