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Crazy Gambling Story: Casino Dealers In Singapore Jailed For Cheating At Poker

Sentences Light Compared To Maximum Allowed Under Law


Two dealers at three-card poker tables in Genting Group’s Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore received jail time on Wednesday for their roles in a cheating scheme.

According to a report from The Straits Times, Chinese national Zhang Zhijiu, 40, and Malaysian Choo Hui Yong, 27, received eight months and four months behind bars respectively. Both cheating schemes involved the same patron, 65-year-old Singaporean Chua Lai Huat.

The cheating happened on June 29 and July 14.

The dealers were showing the value of the last card of the deck to Chua.

A surveillance manager was able to spot the cheating that other patrons were unable to notice.

The deal between the employees and the gambler called for Chua to give them 20 percent of the winnings. A total of $1,000 was paid to the two dealers.

According to the report, they could have received seven years each for the crimes.

Casino gambling in Singapore is worth more than $6 billion in revenue each year, making it one of the top markets for the industry in the world. It has just two casinos.

Tags: Singapore