Casino cheats' camera scam discovered after 3 years
A three-year plot involving hidden cameras at card tables to help gamblers cheat the Kangwon Land Casino in South Korea has finally been discovered.
Local police have detained two employees of the casino after wireless cameras in two card boxes were found, the Korea JoongAng Daily reports.
Suspicion was aroused when a gambler at one of the casino's baccarat tables identified a pinpoint red light coming from a card box. Police believe that the cameras were recording the cards as they were dealt so that a member of the criminal gang could then relay the information back to a gambler at the table.
One of the men detained admitted that he had received a request to plant a camera in 2009. It is understood that the two men were paid thousands of dollars each time they installed a camera.
Police are now reviewing CCTV footage to track down others involved in the scam and, according to the newspaper, the casino has subsequently removed several executive-level officials in the wake of the discovery.
Galaxy Entertainment is hoping that its two new casino resorts in Macau, due to open this month, will attract enough Chinese tourists to create a rebound for the city’s hard-hit gambling industry.
South Africa-based casino operator Sun International has acquired fellow operator Peermont Group.
Pro-casino lawmakers in Japan said yesterday that they will resubmit the failed bill to legalise casino gambling before the end of this month, hoping to finally pass the controversial law this year.
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