5 arrested, including dealer, for cheating at casino games

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SINGAPORE - Police have arrested five people, including a dealer at the Marina Bay Sands casino, for cheating at casino table games.

The police said they were alerted to a case of suspected criminal breach of trust by a dealer at the casino on Saturday (May 7). They said that the 23-year-old man is believed to have colluded with the other suspects where he would overpay his accomplices with larger winnings at table games.

The police conducted an operation on Sunday and Monday and arrested the five suspects, including three other men and a woman, aged 22 to 48.

Cash amounting to $118,000 was seized, they said.

The five will be charged in court tomorrow. The suspects face a jail term of up to seven years or a fine up to $150,000 if found guilty. The former dealer of the casino will also be charged with criminal breach of trust as servant, which carries a maximum jail term of 15 years or a fine.

See also: 6 foreigners arrested for cheating at casinos' slot machines

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