Macau police hunt VIP dealer after $6 mln theft from Wynn

From Reuters - January 17, 2018

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police in the worlds largest gambling hub of Macau are hunting for a dealer suspected of stealing HK$48 million ($6 million) worth of casino chips from Wynn Macau, authorities in the Chinese-controlled territory said on Thursday.

Casino thefts in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, which rakes in gambling revenue more than five times that of the Las Vegas strip, are rare, with the majority of cases typically involving employees.

Wynn confirmed to Reuters in an email that the matter was being handled by the police.

Macaus Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, known as the DICJ, said it was concerned about the incident and had asked casino operators to beef up their security.

The theft, which took place this week, was carried out by a man from Macau who worked in a high-roller VIP room at Wynns resort on Macaus teeming peninsula, media reported.


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