Scientific Game

Gambler jailed for cheating Marina Bay Sands casino

Tuesday, 08 March 2011 03:16
Share
Visit us

CHANNEL NEWSASIA

SINGAPORE: A punter who cheated the Marina Bay Sands casino of S$31,500 (US$24,800) with the help of a dealer was sentenced on Monday to 54 months jail.

Thirty-two-year-old Tan Tiong Loon is the first person to ever be convicted and sentenced for being in cahoots with a dealer to cheat a local casino.

He committed the offence at around 4.30am on October 7 last year while he was out on bail for another offence.

The unemployed man had earlier been hauled to court for being in a conspiracy to dishonestly retain and dispose 17 stolen cars worth more than S$860,000 in all.

For dealing with the cars, on top of the jail term, Tan was also disqualified on Monday from driving all classes of vehicles for three years after his release.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruth Wong told the court that Tan had approached a former dealer supervisor, Keith Yong Kee-Hwei on October 5 and asked him to rig game results.

Tan also offered to give him half his winnings.

DPP Wong said that Yong did not agree at first but relented when he was approached again two days later.

Court papers stated that Yong had used his hand to intentionally manipulate a money wheel on two separate occasions that day - with the results in Tan's favour.

But the truth came to light after an unknown Chinese man spotted the pair committing the offence.

He lodged a complaint with a duty pit manager and the authorities were notified.

The 24-year-old Yong has already been charged in court and will be dealt with at a later date.

Tan, who pleaded guilty on Monday to six of the 26 charges against him, also admitted that he was a member of a syndicate that dealt with stolen cars between January and March last year.

It operated under a firm known as Reliance Car Export.

Most of the cases involved 15 Malaysia-registered stolen cars which were sent to a workshop there to have their plates changed.

The vehicles were then driven to Singapore before they were exported to Brunei.

Three members of the syndicate had been dealt with in court earlier.

One of them, 29-year-old Ho Wei Siang was sentenced to a year's jail.

Two of his accomplices, Walter Goh Chong Han and Patrix Chiam Khiang Wee, both 33, were each sentenced to two years' jail.

What's new

IGT forms joint venture to provide lottery products in China Global gaming giant IGT has formed a Chinese-foreign equity joint venture with Shenzhen Tian Lian Cai Investment Co Ltd – a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Telling Telecommunication Holding Co Ltd – to provide innovative lottery products to regulated Lottery Centers in the People’s Republic... Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:53

Genting Singapore tipped to outperform MBS in mass

Genting Singapore tipped to outperform MBS in mass Genting Singapore is tipped to outperform its Singapore rival Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in the mass market segment, according to Morgan Stanley analysts, with property EBITDA estimated to come in at SG$270 million when the former releases its 2Q revenue results in the coming weeks. The prediction foll... Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:43

Pachinko leader Dynam sees revenue decline as high limit players stay away

Pachinko leader Dynam sees revenue decline as high limit players stay away Japan’s pachinko market leader, Dynam Japan Holdings, saw its revenues decline in the three months to 30 June 2017 due to “a harsh environment” that has seen a fall in the number of customers playing in its high playing cost halls. In its 2Q earnings release, filed with the Hong Kong Stock Ex... Thursday, 27 July 2017 22:14

City of Dreams Manila, Studio City growth behind Melco Resorts revenue surge

City of Dreams Manila, Studio City growth behind Melco Resorts revenue surge A massive 80.6% increase in revenue at Studio City in Macau and 46.6% growth at City of Dreams Manila has propelled Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd’s strong 2Q results, with revenue for the company up 21% year-on-year to US$1.3 billion. On a US GAAP basis, operating income for the second qu... Thursday, 27 July 2017 21:56

Current Issue

Shining Star- Matt Bekier

Shining Star- Matt Bekier When Matt Bekier was appointed CEO of Star growth expected when 2017 results are released later this year and entertainment Group – then known as echo entertainment – in 2014, the company was reeling from a 30.5% fall in profits, plunging share prices and ongoing public relations nightmares incl... Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:08

Beating the odds, changing the game

Beating the odds, changing the game By Muhammad CohenWith customers literally breaking down the doors at its May 2004 opening, Sands Macao demonstrated Macau’s untapped mass market potential. Thirty-eight months later, the Venetian Macao tapped that potential – and it was a gusher. The success of the Venetian, which instantly beca... Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:54

View from the top

View from the top Inside Asian Gaming speaks to Aristocrat’s recently promoted CEO Trevor Croker about his first few months in the top job and his plans for maintaining the slots giant’s winning momentum.   Inside Asian Gaming: You’ve been CEO for a little over four months now. How have you found the role so... Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:37

From Uber to Amazon

From Uber to Amazon By: Dr Peter T Treadway In his latest column for Inside Asian Gaming, Dr Peter T Treadway explains why regions like Macau and Hong Kong must support tech business as the way of the future.   Since issuing the last Dismal Optimist in May, tech stocks roared upward. That is until the afternoon of... Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:19