A gang of Poker cheats scam the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London out of thousands of pounds


Posted on the 13th of February 2016

A gang of Poker cheats scam the Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London out of thousands of pounds

Five Turkish men were recently caught scamming the Grosvenor Victoria Casino out of some serious cash by swapping Poker cards under the table. The scam went as follows; Three players would take part in a 3 Card Poker game. One player would distract the croupier by talking to him, while the other two players swapped Poker cards under the table. A fourth man would be in charge of obstructing surveillance cameras and keeping a general lookout.

“They engaged in a cheat method called “card swapping”, where players swap cards with each other covertly to achieve high value hands against the dealer,” Scotland Yard said.

Ergun Yasar, 32, Tarik Nergiz, 32, Murat Kolcak, 43, Ozgur Aytekin, 40, and Ali Kuyar, 43, all admitted to taking part in this scam which netted them £33,600 between 4 April and 2 May 2014. The gang had earned between £2,000 and £5,000 on their trips to the Grosvenor Victoria Casino over nine separate days.

On Tuesday, the 9th of February, Kolcak received a 9 month sentence suspended for 12 months. Kuyar and Aytekin received 12 month sentences suspended for two years, plus a minimum of 200 hours of unpaid work. Kuyar and Aytekin were also barred from entering any gambling premises in the UK for 12 months. Yasar is due to be sentenced on February 17. However, Nergiz failed to turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing because he had been arrested and jailed in France for human trafficking.

The Grosvenor Victoria Casino is located at 150-162 Edgware Rd, London W2 2DT, United Kingdom.

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