Australia's top casino hit by $32m security scam
Australia’s largest casino has been hit by a $32 million fraud, after criminals accessed the Crown Casino’s surveillance cameras. The scammers reportedly infiltrated the closed-circuit television (CCTV) system and provided their gambling partner-in-crime with crucial information. That is how the patron involved managed to reportedly win $32 million.
Investigation under way
"Crown's security department recently reported concerns over a sophisticated gambling fraud
. A Crown investigation is under way and is on-going," a spokesperson commented. Both the Victoria state police and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation are to participate in the investigation.
Dismissal and casino ban
Melbourne's Crown Casino is packed with surveillance cameras, especially its VIP sections. All gamblers are constantly monitored in real time, and the winning high-roller should have drawn attention. The casino expects to recuperate most of the defrauded money, while the high-roller has been excluded from the casino. One of the VIP officials has been fired after the scam, according to the spokesperson.