Published On: Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018

$6 Million Macau Theft Dealer Arrested Along With Uncle

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Wynn Macau where the robbery took place

The casino dealer at the Wynn Macau that stole $6 million in gaming chips from the casinos VIP Room has been arrested along with his uncle a security guard at the same casino.

Police told reporters that the deal named only as “Lee” was working in the VIP Room in the early hours of the morning 7am and there was only one other dealer in the room and no customers.

According to police Lee shouted at the other dealer to lie down on the floor and proceeded to steal HK$47,895,000 ($6 million) in chips. He made his getaway on a scooter.

It is claimed by police that when he left he met up with his uncle named only as “Ho” at a park in neighbouring Taipa with the chips.

Lee admits the theft but refuses to disclose where the chips are, he apparently has large gambling debts and did the robbery to pay off those debts. His uncle denies any wrongdoing in the robbery.

Police are yet to discover the location of the gaming chips which can only be cashed in at Wynn Macau which is owner by casino mogul Steve Wynn.

Following this latest breach of security questions will be asked on how just one dealer can steal such a large amount and walk out without being challenged by any security or management.

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