Man jailed 7 weeks for offences at Marina Bay Sands casino

A 38-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to seven weeks' jail over various offences committed at the Marina Bay Sands casino last month.

On three instances Islam Rafiqul, who is from Bangladesh, cheated the casino of $750 by placing bets in games of 'Sic-Bo' only after the results had already been announced, and bets were no longer being taken. He also fraudulently claimed $145 in winnings from 'Sic-Bo' games three times, by raising his hand to indicate he had placed winning bets when he had not.

On Wednesday Islam pleaded guilty to three charges of cheating. Another four counts of cheating and one of dishonest misappropriation were taken into consideration.

The maximum penalty for cheating while gambling is a jail term of seven years and a $150,000 fine.

Join ST's WhatsApp Channel and get the latest news and must-reads.