07 Mar '11, 12pm

Jail for conspiring with croupier

IN THE first case of its kind, a businessman was jailed 10 months for conspiring with a croupier to cheat a casino of $31,500. A district court heard on Monday that Tan Tiong Loon, 32, met Keith Yong Kee-Hwei, 24, of Marina Bay Sands, and promised the younger man a share of his winnings if the croupier would work with him. At about 4.30am on Oct 7 last year, Yong used his hand to stop the Money Wheel from spinning to win Tan $18,000 from his bet of $400. A casino patron saw it and blew the whistle on them. Minutes earlier, Yong had done the same thing so that Tan, the only player at the Money Wheel table then, made $13,500 from a $300 bet. The pair were arrested days later, after Yong was handed $11,500 as his cut. The duo were said to have also cheated the casino of unspecified amounts on two other occasions. Those charges were among 20 others for unrelated offences, whic...

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