Sometimes reality is better than fiction, as the recent news of several Las Vegas casinos being robbed by crooks posing as Ocean’s Eleven illustrates This famous Hollywood movie has nothing to envy for employees with advanced technology.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has warned that fraud has severely impacted the industry. Criminals have so far managed to steal at least $1.7 million using a scheme specifically targeting the property’s “cages.”
For those who don’t know, the “cage” is the area where all the cash is kept. The casino remains, where patrons can buy chips or exchange them for cash. While employees in this field are supposed to be uncorrupt, the scammers’ tactics have proven to be very effective.
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One of the scams involved scammers posing as casino managers to trick casino employees into making emergency payments. Sometimes, they even contact them illegally through the internal phone system to increase the authenticity of their requests.
“The cage scam is very sophisticated and has proven to be very effective at defrauding casinos. Subjects will receive information about senior casino owners, employees, managers and others involved in the operation of casino funds. Whenever When the employee hesitated or refused to take immediate action, subjects claimed that the external payment was urgent. Additionally, the report concluded that the employee would receive a bonus for the inconvenience of the unorthodox task.
They have not been able to locate the perpetrator at this time, but assure that the Nevada Gaming Control Board is working closely with law enforcement agencies, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, to identify and make arrests in response to this Those responsible for the fraud.
Likewise, World Gaming Protection Congress founder Willy Allison warned of the involvement of organized crime possibility, and emphasized the importance of protecting employees from intimidation tactics. To this end, they urged casinos to train their employees and take the necessary precautions to protect the company’s assets. p>
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