Illinois Man Gets 30 Years After Robbing Student Of Casino Winnings At Gunpoint
Defendant Had Criminal History Dating Back To His Youth
An Illinois man with a criminal history, who robbed a then-college student of some of his casino money in a parking garage this past spring, was sentenced to 30 years in jail, according to The News-Gazette. He was convicted in December.
The amount involved in the crime was $2,500, though the gambler had $23,000 in his possession at the time of the armed robbery.
The robber, along with another man, reportedly followed the student and his friends home from Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, where the victim was playing craps.
“Whatever the court imposes, it’s a lesson learned and not the end of the world,” the 24-year-old defendant reportedly told courtroom. “If the victim was here, I would want to apologize for his loss and what he went through that night.”
The case for the co-defendant is still unfolding.
|1||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|2||Monte Carlo Casino Closes Poker Room|
|3||Las Vegas' Best Non-WSOP Summer Series In 2017|
|4||Man Tries To Rob Poker Game At Gunpoint|
|5||Poker Game At Senior Center Forced To Shut Down|
|6||Man Granted Parole Decades After Poker Game Killing|
|7||The Best Casino Games For Advantage Players|
|8||Hart Returns To High-Stakes Poker In Monte Carlo|
|9||Busse Wins CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic|
|10||Poker Hand of the Week: Michael Mizrachi vs. Lee Markholt|
|1||Man Left Empty Handed After Slot Machine Fiasco|
|2||Bicycle Casino Shut Down After Police Raid|
|3||Poker High Roller Sues Roommate Over Unpaid Rent|
|4||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|5||Bicycle Casino Reopens Day After Government Raid|
|6||Man Attacked By Security On United Flight Is A Poker Player|
|7||Feds Indict Another Top Las Vegas Sports Bettor|
|8||Ryan Riess Wins 2017 WPT SHRP Finale|
|9||Bike Raid Could Hurt PokerStars Team In California|
|10||Podcast: Schulman After Losing 7-Figure Roll|