[MBS] Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail

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[MBS] Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail

Postby support » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:05 am

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 03/1/.html

SINGAPORE: A Tanzanian man has been sentenced to 24 months' jail for cheating Marina Bay Sands casino of more than S$100,000.

This is believed to be the biggest amount involved in a local casino cheating case to date.

Thirty-five-year-old tourist Lemburis Israel Kipuyo, who pleaded guilty to his crimes last Tuesday August 10, admitted that he had entered the casino at around 2am on May 20 this year and proceeded to a roulette table.

He placed a 1,000 dollar chip on the winning number after the result was revealed.

As a result, Kipuyo deceived the dealer into handing over cash chips worth S$35,000 in all.

He used the same method to cheat three other times at different roulette tables in the casino that day.

Kipuyo's crimes only came to light at around 4.20pm when a dealer caught sight of a 1,000 dollar chip at her table that she had not noticed earlier.

She alerted her pit supervisor who then asked a surveillance operator to view a CCTV recording of the game played at the table.

The footage showed Kipuyo placing his bet after the result was announced.

A manager at the casino informed the police and Kipuyo was arrested.

For cheating the casino, he could have been sentenced to up to ten years' jail and fined.

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Re: [MBS] Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail

Postby Flamingsinex » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:45 pm

wow, ten years..
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Re: [MBS] Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail

Postby Trust Me » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:10 am

This guy should go some other casino apart from Singapore to cheat. The penalty is not worth taking the risk here.
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Re: [MBS] Tanzanian casino cheat gets 24 months jail

Postby ohboy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:01 pm

the penalty is not worth the risk ANYWHERE

that's the entire premise behind the concept of a penalty.
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