Mon, Apr 05, 2010
The Business Times
Cheating syndicates hit RWS casino

THE POLICE have arrested three European men - two Frenchmen and a Spaniard - for cheating at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) casino.

The three men, aged between 46 and 64 years, were detained last Saturday for cheating at the roulette tables by past-posting. Past-posting is the act of placing the bet after the result is known.

A statement from the police said one of the men was first spotted cheating on March 26. However, his act was detected by another player and he left the table collecting neither his bet nor winnings.

On April 2 and April 3, the men entered the casino and committed past-posting on two separate occasions at roulette tables.

They were paid the winnings amounting to $13,400 by the dealers.

Their acts were detected by the casino surveillance, and they were detained on April 3 by the casino's security officers, who referred them to the police.

The three men will be charged in court today for cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code. If convicted, the offenders face both a fine and imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years.

All three men entered Singapore on social visit passes. Other foreigners who have been arrested so far in connection with crimes committed in Singapore's casino were from Indonesia and Mongolia.



This article was first published in The Business Times.

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