(22:57 GMT)
 
Username   Password  

BankrollMob Christmas logo  
Xmas Promotions Reviews Bankrolls - Free No Deposit Offers Poker Forum News: Poker, Casino, Betting & Bingo Sport Bets Poker Freerolls & Tournaments Leaderboards Support & FAQ
transparent separator
POKER CASINO BINGO BETTING
transparent separator

BankrollMob Poker News

dec
1

Bellagio Poker Room Cage Robbed

Tags: Doyle Brunson, James Woods, Las Vegas, poker robbery. Bellagio, Randy Ohel.
Posted on Friday, December 01, 2017 by "T".

A masked man robbed the Bellagio poker room cashier cage Tuesday afternoon and got away with cash of undetermined amount. The cashier complied with the robber's demands as she was held through gunpoint. Although no one was physically harmed, the armed robber managed to get away with his loot. Police have currently released surveillance photos as well as details of the getaway car.

According to reports, the attack occurred a little after 3:45 p.m. The robbery was perpetrated by a single masked man armed with a handgun and fled in a silver Chevy Cruze with Nevada license plates of 37D147.

Randy Ohel, a WSOP bracelet winner and over $1.2M in earnings, was one of the first to report about the incident through his Twitter account. He apparently stumbled onto the crime scene just after the robbery took place. Ohel was there for a cash game and that the suspect took off with an unknown amount and exited via the valet on the north side of the property going to Flamingo Rd.

Actor James Woods, who was playing poker that time and was only a stone's throw away from the cashier's cage that was targeted by the robber, said that hardly anyone even realized that there was a robbery going on. He appreciated the fact that the Bellagio staff calmly handled the issue and simply gave the money to make sure that nobody got hurt.

Doyle Brunson (picture), a two-time WSOP Main Event champ and Poker Hall of Fame inductee, was also present during the robbery. The 84-year-old poker pro said that the high stakes room that housed around $200,000 in cash was only a few yards away and had remained untouched.

The Las Vegas Police have reportedly been looking for the bandit along with his aforementioned getaway vehicle.

This is not the first time that an armed robbery occurred in the Bellagio. In 2011, the "Biker Bandit" got away with $1.5 million after successfully robbing a high-limit craps table. The perpetrator, Tony Carleo, was later caught after he foolishly tried to sell his stolen chips.

Source:
http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2017/11/28/police-masked-gunman-robs-bellagio-poker-cage/amp/

 


« Poker News   /   Comment on this news » Bookmark and Share

Related Articles:

15 comments for "Bellagio Poker Room Cage Robbed"

 doubletop77712/1/2017 8:06:10 AM GMT
THis must have ben terrifying for the cashier involved and i am very glad that she wasn't physically hurt. I hope that they catch this guy very soon so he cannot do it again
 pajalnick12/1/2017 8:43:04 AM GMT
of course there is a temptation for the robbers to commit their crime in this casino .... then in prison he can proudly say- I robbed the casino Billaggio !!!!! ..... probably in prison it will be an authoritative statement)))) ... but if it seriously surprises the ease with which the offender left the casino
 DaCapo7112/1/2017 9:20:33 AM GMT
I´m wondering, that the security personal did nothing against the robber. It seems sometimes, it was to easy for the gangsters to steal money or chips from the different casinos. But perhaps, the robber goes to a other Casino and goes allin with the stolen money Big Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA12/1/2017 3:05:30 PM GMT
Casinos have high exposure to loss from robbery and theft. I just wonder how much premium a high-end Las Vegas casino like Bellagio has to pay for burglary, theft and robbery insurance. Is there an upper limit on coverage?
 pochui12/1/2017 7:34:10 PM GMT
well I guess you cannot really scare poker pros with anything, they have seen all sorts of sh1t in their long and elusive careers. also another thing I have to point that even they do get scared, they put up a stone cold poker face to hide the fact that they are sh1tting in their pants.
 Gerimantas12/1/2017 9:27:13 PM GMT
Such things are really scary, i can only think what i do if o play in my local casino eith my friends and some guy with gun enters the room and tried to rob cashier, of course very scary, i try to not anger this guy because he can shoot anyone. Just do nothing and be calm and let him leave the room
 CALICUL12/1/2017 9:48:31 PM GMT
Next year they will steal the hotel with employees and players together. It is very clear what good work do they do these guards or cops. they do not care about the players' safety they are only interested in money(profit). They should be ashamed, is embarrassing.
 Mober12/1/2017 11:13:41 PM GMT
Yea we saw the news yesterday also.
Although we had a figure first on what he got, today they say the dont know how mush he ended up getting.
The poker lobby had lots of cash in, but apparently he didnt go that way.
 pajalnick12/3/2017 1:37:17 PM GMT
of course it is very strange that the criminal could leave the casino without any problems .... and of course the security service in this case showed a bad job .... but maybe they just decided that the risk of their lives should not be done .... because the surveillance cameras recorded criminal
 Mober12/3/2017 8:07:23 PM GMT
Why you should risj your own life for some money. Especially when it is not yours,
and you just work at the place it is being robbed.
It doesnt worth it, at all.
How he passed the weapon through is another case.
They dont have scanners there?
 CALICUL12/3/2017 10:41:26 PM GMT
Posted by Mober:
Why you should risj your own life for some money. Especially when it is not yours,
and you just work at the place it is being robbed.
It doesnt worth it, at all.
How he passed the weapon through is another case.
They dont have scanners there?


Strange things happen from a time in this las vegas. Is a shame considering those crimes that have recently been committed. I just do not have words. These casino owners deserve spitting and punishing. Very weak security measures. People should make a revolt and the owners to increase security.
 PokerMouth12/5/2017 11:06:39 AM GMT
The fact that a single armed robber could carry this out surprises me. With the amount of money raked in annually by the Bellagio, one would assume they would have the most high tech and advanced security measures in place to prevent such things from happening. It wouldn't come as a shock or lets say it would be less surprising if this were to happen in a smaller establishment or casino, but a large casino like the Bellaggio should have easily handled this situation with proper preventative measures. Seeing as this wasn't the first time this happened, they have to look at why their security wasn't more prepared for this after the last time. They should definitely look into implementing new and updated security systems to prevent things like this from taking place. It waseasily preventable. I mean this wan't an Ocean's Eleven caliber heist that happened here ... it was one idiot with a gun.
 pajalnick12/5/2017 4:08:44 PM GMT
today I saw a video of this crime .... here is a link to this video (I do not quite understand how to insert a video into the message so I'll just leave a link to the video) ..... Of course everything happened very quickly and maybe the guards did not quite understand what occurs Confused
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PAceSi6Yw
 Mober12/5/2017 8:35:11 PM GMT
I just watched that video. I was surprised to see the lack of security there.
I was wondering if they had screening for weapons, but they didnt even have security guards.
They will be making some changes soon after this incident is my guess.
 CALICUL12/5/2017 11:09:01 PM GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
today I saw a video of this crime .... here is a link to this video (I do not quite understand how to insert a video into the message so I'll just leave a link to the video) ..... Of course everything happened very quickly and maybe the guards did not quite understand what occurs Confused
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PAceSi6Yw


Maybe the guards did it just because they knew he was going to steal. It is also possible that the thief act of being a friend of those guards. Things happen, and the lack of money makes many people to commit illegalities. I do not understand why the casino did not say the stolen amount. Maybe the casino want to put a bigger amount. Evil

Write a comment:

You must be logged in, to comment on news...

© 2017 BankrollMob.com - All Rights Reserved CONTACT | ABOUT | PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS | NEWSLETTERS | AFFILIATES | REPORT SPAM | ADVERTISING
  Bookmark and Share