China – Croupier crime on the rise in MacauBy Phil - 31 March 2014
Macau’s casinos felt a huge surge in crimes committed
by casino croupiers with reported investigations involving croupiers increasing by 85 per cent compared to 2012.
The Judiciary Police has revealed that the number of cases involving casino workers rose by 34 per cent, with a total of 75 cases up from the 56 registered the in 2012.
Crimes by casino dealers totalled 50, up 85 per cent, with embezzlement and theft accounting for most of the reported crimes.
Instances of embezzlement increased 267 per cent with a total of 33 cases reported.
Spencer Li, an expert in casino crime, believes casino operators have become more aware of crime committed by their staff, adding that with some casinos wishes to keep cases internal, the actual numbers could be even higher.