Man charged over alleged $35,000 casino card cheating scam

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 03:49:57 AM

A man will appear in court today charged as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged card cheating scam.

In February 2021, the Organised Crime Squad’s Casino and Racing Unit commenced an investigation under Strike Force Antree following reports an employee and patron had been observed cheating at a card table at a Sydney casino.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 26-year-old man at a casino in Sydney on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with engage in conduct that corrupts betting outcome of event and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that the man, who was a Baccarat table dealer at the casino, was involved in an organised cheating scam with a patron between February and March 2021, totalling over $35,000.

The Hurstville man was granted conditional bail to appear before Downing Centre Local Court today (Wednesday 7 April 2021).

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information that could assist Strike Force Antree investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.