It is safe to say that gambling has completely changed. And, most of this is in part due to the online sector of the industry. Online gambling not only makes it possible for people to gamble from the comfort of their homes, but it allows them to gamble any time of the day or night. This does not mean that online gambling has gone unscathed over the years. Just look at the number of online providers that have been shut down for cheating or stealing from their customers. Look at the number of online sites that aren’t even regulated or licensed. This is just one of the many ways that casinos have been manipulated and robbed over the years. Check out some of these most popular and famous casino robberies.
The In-House Job
Back in 1992, it was a man by the name of William Brennan that really took the Vegas Stardust for a good score. This casino is no longer open, but this is not the reason why. All that aside, old William, who was also a cashier at the casino, filled a trash bag full of chips and cash, threw it over his should, and walked right out the doors. It was said that the bag contained over $500,000 in money and chips. The sad part is that William supposedly didn’t even get to enjoy his take because he was killed by an accomplice. He is still on the most wanted list.
Stealing The Crown
This one is another in-house heist. This time it took place in Australia at the Crown in Perth. The story goes that it was two individuals involved in the heist. One was a cashier or dealer that was sick of his job and the other was a high roller from a foreign country. The plan was to steal $32 million and just act like it got lost somewhere in the shuffle. If they hadn’t got so greedy they might have got away with it. After the casino noticed they quickly caught on and shut down the operation. Luckily, this is something that an online provider like Ufabet doesn’t have to worry about.
The Biker Bandit Robbery
This one has probably got to be the most ballsy robbery of his. A man by the name of Tony Carleo simply pulled his motorcycle up to the Bellagio Hotel, got off with a gun in hand and helmet on, and walked right up to the craps tables. He cleared the tables and walked away with the chips. His only downfall was that he tried to sell the stolen chips to an undercover cop.
The Circus Circus Robbery
This one is a story of redemption. It involved a female armored truck driver by the name of Heather Tallchief. In 1993, she filled up her truck at the Circus Circus Casino. She had nearly $3 million in cash and drove straight to her boyfriend. They left the country and go away with the entire scandal. It was until two years that Heather turned herself in. She just couldn’t deal with the guilt.