Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 | 12:41 p.m.
An extradition hearing has been postponed in Las Vegas for a well-known professional gambler accused of cheating at cards at a Southern California casino.
Court officials and defense attorney Tom Pitaro said Monday that an extradition hearing for Archie Karas was postponed to Thursday.
Karas was arrested at his Las Vegas home last Tuesday. He remains jailed pending a hearing and his transfer in custody to San Diego to face charges that could get him up to three years in prison if convicted.
The San Diego County district attorney alleges the 62-year-old Karas won $8,000 in July by marking blackjack cards at the Barona Casino.
Karas is a high-stakes gambler known for a 1992-95 winning streak that earned $40 million at Las Vegas tables before he gambled it away.