Some casino dealers in Macau have complained that the new ‘smart' gaming tables in casinos are making them ill. This prompted a lawmaker to demand published data from operators and regulators to prove their claims that the new technology is safe for everyone.
Trade union representative and lawmaker Ella Lei told Macau Times on Monday that if this data existed, she strongly believes it "should be disclosed to ease laborers' worries."
Land-based casinos normally have CCTV equipment installed in order to help catch any and every suspicious activity lurking at their casino floors. It is mainly designed to catch player cheats. However, in one incident at the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), their surveillance cameras helped catch one of their very own employees.
A (now former) dealer from RWS allegedly stole at least S$77,000 worth of $1,000 chips and used the money from it to purchase luxury goods for himself and he also gifted some to his girlfriend.
On September 11 Tuesday, a baccarat dealer working at a casino in Maryland admitted to conspiring with players in exchange for getting a portion of their ill-gotten wins.
This month, Ming Zhang from Alexandria, Virginia, who worked as a baccarat dealer at the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino, intentionally lifted the deck to reveal a part of the unshuffled baccarat deck, with which a player at the table would then take a photo of the cards. Players would then use this information to their advantage, placing huge bets at the best possible times.
A (now former) blackjack dealer has admitted to stealing $10,000 from the casino where he worked. This month, Jeremy Brown, age 42, pleaded guilty in federal court to a felony conspiracy charge. According to court documents, from December 2015 to January 2016, he worked with three other people in order to steal money from the Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel in Watertown, South Dakota.