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First casino cheat pleads guilty

Postby DM101 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:45 am

SINGAPORE: The first Singaporean to be charged with casino-related offences, here, pleaded guilty to his crimes on Friday morning.


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Taxi-driver Loo Siew Wan, admitted to impersonating his brother to get into Resorts World at Sentosa.

The 53-year-old, who is an undischarged bankrupt, is not allowed to enter the casino but on Feb 21, the punter stole his elder brother's driver's licence and sneaked in.

While inside, he tried to cheat at the baccarat tables by placing a late bet after the winning result had already been declared.

He would have won $190 with his $200-bet had a fellow gambler not spotted him.

After he was exposed, Mr Loo took back his chips and quickly left the table.

When he was identified and questioned by a police officer later, Mr Loo tried to pass himself off as his brother by producing the stolen driver's license.

He will be sentenced on April 30.

Loo faces up to five years in jail and a fine for his offences. - CNA/fa

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 01/1/.html
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