Michael Huo, a baccarat dealer who was once employed at Crown Casino Melbourne has been charged with scamming the Casino. According to prosecutors, three associates of Hip who posed as players helped him rob the casino of a whopping AU$431 700.
The incident took place in the casino’s VIP player’s room – which is also called as the Mahogany Room – and transpired over two months.
How Crown Casino Melbourne Was Scammed
Upon investigation, authorities have arrived at the conclusion that Huo allegedly rigged high roller games by peeking into the cards before actually dealing them. He then passed this information to his associates to help raise their odds of winning.
Over the course of the two month long scam, authorities at the casino noticed suspicious activities at the dealer’s table and thereafter put together a surveillance team to dig deeper. This led to the discovery of the footage where Huo and the three co-conspirators were making huge wins through deceit. The authorities arrested all four who were involved in the scam.
Accused Scammers Will Face Punishment
Three of the accused scammers have been charged with criminal conduct following the discovery. However, they will still need to attend a hearing which will decide if they need to attend a trial. They have been charged with engaging in deceptive behavior for monetary gains, use of illegal gains, and corrupting a wagering outcome.
The fourth scammer whose winnings was just AU$1900, has been asked to follow a diversion program after he admitted to have been involved in the scam. The diversion program also requires that a donation of AU $500 is made towards a charity that focuses on helping gambling addicts.
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