A casino dealer was caught red-handed fleecing $11,000 of gaming chips off the table by stuffing them into his socks.
It’s one of two incidents recently brought to light at the Star Casino in Sydney, which resulted in the dismissal of both workers.
Footage of the incidents, as seen in the video above, was recently played in court as the dealers faced the music.
In the first, a seated Baccarat dealer shuffles chips onto the table using his right hand.
He then transfers them to his right hand before reaching under the table and stuffing them into his sock.
He reemerges, shows the camera that there’s nothing in his hands and carries on with his shift.
Over the course of a week last July, he took $11,000 off the table.
In a separate incident, another dealer overpaid a patron he knew $5000 on several occasions.
The customer handed him $1000 in cash but received $6000 in chips.
This took place on four separate occasions, meaning the customer was deliberately overpaid $20,000.
Both incidents were reported to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and resulted in court proceedings.
Their licences were cancelled by the ILGA.
“A casino special employee is a licensee engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities,” ILGA chair Philip Crawford said in a statement.
“These people help safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and a special degree of trust is placed in them.”