The Most Dramatic Casino Crimes of 2017
Attempted robbery and casinos are “old friends”. Sometimes they end up with a few people in jail, and unfortunately, sometimes people get injured. In very rare cases, the perpetrators get away.
2017 had its fair share of the casino crime, all three of the above scenarios. It is a pity that gambling can sometimes lead to people losing the grip on reality. We advocate for safe play at all times recommend to seek help immediately if you ever have the feeling that you may lose the control over the gambling.
is There a way to gamble, have fun and play to win. Here are 3 pretty strange and extreme casino crimes that went down in 2017…
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, Nitro, West Virginia
Kerry Johnson, a 52-year-old man was playing blackjack at the Mardi Gras casino for about 5 hours. Johnson asked for the dealer to keep his place and went to a nearby bank. There Johnson threatened the cashier by saying that he had connected on a bomb that he can detonate at any time.
After the pots of $ 5,000, Johnson back to his favorite table and continued to play. Probably not too much to his surprise, the police finally caught up to him.
In a statement, Johnson claimed that he was in a state caused by the use of the drug though it seems that this angle of defense will have no chance to save him from prison.
Resorts World Casino, Manila, The Philippines
In what seems like a scene from a gruesome thriller film, a man ran into the Resorts World casino in Manila with a military-grade rifle, and ended up starting a fire, which led to the death of 36 people. The victims were both casino guests and employees.
The tragedy took place in June when the man entered the casino with the purpose of robbing, but also probably as “revenge” for having prohibited. The destruction began when the attacker put a number of tables in the fire. The smoke from the fire trapped the victims, leading to their death.
It was made known later in the case of officials, by the family of the man that he is a problem gambler, already on the black list of a number of of the casinos.
The Bellagio, Las Vegas
Vegas, of course, is no stranger to rare and extreme incidents with robberies. In November, a man walked straight over to the cashier in one of the smaller poker rooms and demanded the money be handed over to him. The Bellagio staff followed the man’s instructions without question. He took the money, and left the building, even on a large.
Video footage showing the robbery was later released. The man can be seen wearing a blonde wig under a black knit hat and sunglasses. He also had a bandage on his face that made him look like he had just been in a fight. Players in the poker room don’t even realize what was going on, because the man’s casual manner.
When asked how he managed to escape, the security staff at the casino explained that they decided that it is better to let the man from the premises, instead of creating an argument may have led to the guests being hurt.
They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and after hearing these stories, that theory is absolutely correct. Hopefully 2018 will be a positive year for all of us with much less violence! Play safe friends!
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