INWOOD - A Queens man faced a judge today after a dice game turned violent in Nassau County.

Police say that problems began when 34-year-old Walter Velasquez, of Far Rockaway, became upset when he realized he wouldn't have a chance to win back money he lost in a dice game in Inwood last night.

Officials say that Velasquez beat and robbed a man who decided to leave the game after winning $150.

Velasquez is accused of repeatedly punching the unidentified winner in the face and then taking the cash out of his pocket.