Five gamblers and two dealers have been convicted of cheating at Resorts World Sentosa in two unrelated cases. All were sentenced to jail time.
The first case involves Chua Lai Huat, a sixty six year old from Singapore. Huat earned 12 months in jail for working with three croupiers of the casino to cheat. Huat was able to get S$12,915 while working the scam. Reportedly, Huat had become friends with Zhang Zhijiu back in May and suggested to the dealer that he flash the last card in the deck to give him an advantage. Huat would then give Zhang 20% of his daily winnings.
Huat then took his plan a step further and recruited Zhang to recommend fellow dealers who he could work with. He was then introduced to Sun Shihong and Choo Hui Yong. Both would give Huat a peak at the cards, allowing him to have an advantage at the Three Card Poker table. The lawyer for Huat in the case said his client lost money at the casino, when considering all his activity. Zhang and Choo earned 8 and 4 months in jail respectively while the third croupier, Sun is still wanted by police.
The second case of cheating at Resorts World Sentosa involves four nationals of Turkey. The gamblers were visiting the Resorts World Sentosa when they used a couple to cheat at the Three Card Poker tables as well. The court listened to testimony of Suleyman Arik and Mehmet Mersin, two players who worked together to cheat on the 23rd of August. The two worked with Firat Teymur and another accomplice to cheat at the gaming tables.
One began the plan by talking with the dealer so that the others could swap cards under the table. One would also act as a shield to the swap so that patrons around the gaming table could not see. It was on the very same day that the surveillance footage gave away their act and charges were filed. After the court hearing, the couple were given 12 weeks in prison while the Turkish cheaters earned six months in jail.
This article has been updated to remove personally identifiable information about one of the Turkish players, who unfortunately shares the same name and other identifiers as an innocent person who has contacted us and authenticated their identity. To the best of our knowledge this person was not involved in the scam.