sock puppets - oldbloke's mutterings
But but but... A casino employee recons croupiers are forbidden to bend down, as (a) it means they can't watch the table and (b) the sock dodge is known about.
Apparently they're not allowed pockets either. Hanging off his ears? You'd think somebody'd notice - althogh it's claimed he did this for 6 years without them noticing how much they were dropping, so maybe not.
Perhaps he was short-changing rich-but-dumb/drunk customers? I imagine there's a small amount of customers not cashing in 100% of their chips at the end of a night.
I spoze some detaisl are probably available online somewhere, but:
Shortchanging punters is unlikely, as he'd have to stash the chips somewhere and, in theory, he can't. My best guess is he snaffled a few at cash-up time at the end of each night - hard for them to know exactly how much the punters have dropped, and they don't do a full chip count every night (some punters take the chips home anyway), and there's likely more chance to hide a few away then
|Date:||May 19th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)|| |
Don't have to bend down to reach socks; socks (and indeed feet) can some up. Even so, I'd have expected casinos to have similar security wotnots as the Royal Mint, precisely because of the temptation to snaffle a few quid here and there.
Some are better than others. Maybe he found a dead area that the cameras and pit bosses couldn't see. It'd still be very difficult.
Last October, Wagner was jailed for 15 months at Southwark Crown Court after admitting theft of £69,000. The judge told him to repay £36,000. But Grosvenor Casinos Ltd has now served a High Court writ on the croupier, alleging he stole between £250,000 and £300,000.
Couldn't he have just stood for parliament instead? He'd have got away with it then.