Casino croupiers scam £23,000 from Coral Island casino in Blackpool, Lancashire


Posted on the 10th of June 2015

Casino croupiers scam £23,000 from Coral Island casino in Blackpool, Lancashire

Craig Walker (26), and Daniel Johnson (29) thought they had devised a clever way of stealing money from Coral Island casino in Blackpool, Lancashire. When either of them were working at the casino as a Roulette dealer, they would ask their friend, Kevin Traynor (32) to come along to the casino and place a few wagers on the Roulette wheel. The croupiers would use a secret signal, such as scratching their heads as a means of telling Traynor when to increase his wagers. That is when the croupiers would perform a “ho spin” on the wheel – fixing it so the ball stayed in the same slot. The casino management became suspicious when Traynor consistently won large amounts of money, even though his wagers were quite modest. A review of the video footage uncovered the scam. All three persons were arrested and charged. Walker received a 14 months jail sentence. Johnson received a 12 months jail sentence. Traynor received a 9 months jail sentence that was suspended for 2 years, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

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