Four arrested for cheating casino patrons at RWS and MBS

Four people were arrested for allegedly cheating patrons at both the Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands casinos.
Four people were arrested for allegedly cheating patrons at both the Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands casinos. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Three men and a woman have been arrested for their suspected involvement in cheating casino patrons.

The four, aged between 25 and 49, are believed to have committed syndicated cheating in both the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and Marina Bay Sands casinos on the pretext of helping patrons place bets.

The police were alerted on Tuesday (Dec 22) to a case of suspected cheating at RWS' casino.

Responding to the case, officers from the Criminal Investigation Department's Casino Crime Investigation Branch arrested two suspects.

After follow-up investigations, two others were nabbed within four hours of the report being lodged.

Cash and casino chips worth about $5,000 were seized.

The suspects will be charged in court on Thursday (Dec 24) with cheating at play. If convicted, they face a jail term of up to seven years, or a fine of up to $150,000 or both.

In a statement on Wednesday (Dec 23), the police advised the public to exercise caution in casinos and to refrain from letting others place bets on their behalf.