Croupier who helped friends win 23k in roulette scam walks free

23k in roulette scam

It is Theft, Fraud call it what you want but a suspended sentence is an absolute joke and I am sure it will only encourage others to do the same

What The Papers Say

A croupier at one of Britain’s biggest casinos who helped two friends win nearly £23,000 in a roulette scam smiled as he walked free from court.

Jonah Reha Bozdogan, 26, placed bets for Adeel Abbas and Faizan Zafar as the ball landed on the winning number at Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City.

Abbas and Zafar walked away with £875 in winnings from each of 26 games of roulette between January and March, making a total of £22,750. But casino bosses became suspicious of the croupier and put him under surveillance, catching him out as he carried out the “late betting” swindle.

“Bets were placed effectively when they knew where the ball was going to land,” prosecutor Szilvia Booker told Snaresbrook crown court. Lawrence Henderson, mitigating, said Bozdogan needed the money after racking up debts playing poker.


“It’s good fortune you were stopped in your tracks. Had it gone on for longer then the money would have been greater and also your sentence. It’s a serious breach of trust.”

Would the sentence have been 2 years suspended for 2 years pathetic and not the first time Judge Peters has given suspended sentences and controversy when he called a 13 year old girl who was raped “predatory Full Story



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