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Two arrested over HK$48M Wynn Casino Heist in Macau

Tags: casino robbery, Macau, Wynn Casino
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 by "T".
Judiciary police in the world's largest gambling hub Macau have arrested two men, a croupier and a security guard, over a colossal casino heist in which gaming chips equivalent to almost HK$48 million have been stolen from a VIP room inside the Wynn Macau. Macau, a semi-autonomous, special administrative region, is the only area of China where casino gambling is deemed legal and so it's a favorit[...]   Read more » Two arrested over HK$48M Wynn Casino Heist in Macau

  15-Feb-18, 08:59   #1
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doubletop777 
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This would have been a massive heist if they had got away with it. I have never heard of such a large amount being stolen and it was always very doubtful they would have got away with it

     
  15-Feb-18, 12:27   #2
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pajalnick 

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6136554.29 US dollar at the moment, the exchange rate of HK $ 48 million ..... not a very big amount if you translate it into US dollars .... so the news writes sumium in Hong Kong dollars .... Of course it is clear that the calculations in this casino were it is in Hong Kong dollars that's why such a flat amount

     
  15-Feb-18, 13:29   #3
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Mober 
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It was a big heist indeed.
But they took chips, so they would have to dump them some how afterwards.
Not that they reached that part. They might still have the chips.
Long article kept reading to see how much was in total in USD, no luck Smile
Had to google it to find out it was 6 millions USD Smile

     
  15-Feb-18, 13:46   #4
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CALICUL 
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these casino chips have not been exchanged for cash. Chances are very small for someone to take advantage of the chips. The value of 48 millions dollars will do the security services to look carefully. Each player who will earn money and will come back to withdraw will be investigated, if the police do not recover all chips.

     
  15-Feb-18, 14:23   #5
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bowie1984 

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Wonder how many employees of these places have some outstanding debt inside this world? I mean no wonder that desperate men needs desperate measures, but these people ought to be better compensated because the temptation is bigger.

     
  15-Feb-18, 23:10   #6
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godoy 
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it seems movie once I read about it from a guy who assaulted the motorcycle bellagio plus he overcame saw more as these chips are all chipped I do not doubt it will be totally recovered and bad luck from the guy that lost in the game and in life

     
  17-Feb-18, 14:15   #7
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Mober 
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As stated there are too many laundering money through the casino's,
so who knows what exactly the story here was.
It was too risky and foolish to steal all these chips.
Since the firm is using the same chips everywhere, they may cash out the chips in some other country Smile

     
  17-Feb-18, 23:30   #8
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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Steve Wynn stepped down as Republican National Committee finance chair in late January, and earlier this month he resigned from Wynn Resorts. Then this incident happened in Macau. It seems to be an opportunistic attack.

Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 00:10 GMT)


     
  18-Feb-18, 01:03   #9
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
Steve Wynn stepped down as Republican National Committee finance chair in late January, and earlier this month he resigned from Wynn Resorts. Then this incident happened in Macau. It seems to be an opportunistic attack.

Haha, great joke. Otherwise Steve would have been there to stop them right by the door, isn't it?

     
  18-Feb-18, 12:37   #10
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pochui 

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well this is actually quite stupid, if you steal 48 millions worth of chips, no matter what are those so called techniques to get the chips back into the system and obtain financial gain you will get busted, too much money involved, casino ca just change their chips and you are left with a bag of plastic for your home game

     
  18-Feb-18, 14:47   #11
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Serpang 
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yeah quiet stupid. Stolen from casino ? even winning player when win big should investigate first when they cash their chip. Remember Ivey case ? Should be more staff involve to cash it successfully, MAYBE. lol

     
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