Kevin Lides, 23, who lives in Briarwood, was charged with robbery and grand larceny in connection with the incident on June 29, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.
Lides is accused of handing a female teller a note around 4:30 p.m. in which he threatened to kill her if she didn’t hand over money.
The suspect allegedly told the victim he had a gun and reached under his shirt before she handed over $63,000.
“The defendant is accused of brazenly walking into a crowded casino on a Friday afternoon and demanding money,” Queens DA Richard Brown said in a statement. “The odds of getting away with such an alleged crime were stacked against him, and his long overdue arrest proves the old adage: you can run but you cannot hide.”
Lides was staying with a man he claimed was his uncle, a spokesman for Brown's office said.
He was set to appear before a judge in Pennsylvania Thursday for an extradition hearing, which would determine when he returns to Queens.
If Lides is convicted of robbing the casino, he could face up to 25 years in prison.