Genting Group has started an internal probe in the brand’s casino in Glasgow, Scotland. The probe has been given the green light by casino executives after the casino lost a massive amount of £200,000 to a gang of cheating players.
The players are believed to have cheated to win the large sum over a game of Punto Banco, with the crooks repeating their scheme a number of times over a four-month period at the Glasgow-located casino of the Genting Brand. The potential fraud has been noticed by the security experts of the gambling club, so an internal investigation was launched by the company’s officials. For the time being, the brand has not contacted the Police to ask for assistance.
It came to Casino Guardian’s knowledge that despite the large sum lost by the casino, the venue’s officials wanted to keep the problem in secret, especially considering the fact that according to sources, the gang of cheaters could have an insider to help.
Supposedly, the dealer was distracted by the group of cheating players, who are also believed to have interfered with the shoe in order to see the cards. The scam was used to beat the casino and win the cash, and is believed to have been used a number of times over a four-month period at the Genting Casino in Scotland.
The card game of Punto Banco is actually a different type of the widely-popular game of baccarat. It provides players with the opportunity to choose to be on the punter (punto) or the banker (banco), and the dealer deals the cards from a transparent shoe, where there are several card decks.
The fact that an internal investigation over the potential incident of Punto Banco cheating was confirmed by a spokeswoman of Genting. The spokeswoman did not provide any more details about the probe, and shared that the casino will seek prosecutions under section 42 of the Gambling Act in case that the investigation proves any criminal activity.
This is not the first baccarat cheat that the Genting brand has been dealing with on the territory of the UK. For some time now, Genting Casinos UK have been involved in a fierce legal battle with the popular poker professional Phil Ivey, who had also cheated over the card game of Punto Banco.
We have already reported that the legal battle of Genting Casino UK and Phil Ivey is to be taken to the Supreme Court, which is expected to finally determine whether Ivey must receive his £7.7-million winnings. The poker pro already lost the case before the Court of Appeal in 2016, but he got a permission to appeal the decision that he had cheated in a form of “advantage play” to the UK Supreme Court.