Former Star Casino manager pleads guilty to $ 90,000 game chip scam

A former Star Casino manager pleaded guilty to a game token scam that generated $ 90,000.

Justin Ly, 23, admitted that he had a gambling addiction that made him do “bad things.”

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Police say Ly’s boyfriend would “pose” as a regular customer and that, in his role as supervisor, Ly, he would organize huge profits of up to $ 7,500 at a time.

“I wasn’t smuggling chips. Personally,” Ly said.

He is not the first The Star worker to be charged, a dealer was caught putting chips in his socks last year.

Sophisticated systems

Star Casino has one of the most sophisticated facial recognition systems in the country after a $ 10 million update last year.

The police would not go into the exact details of how the couple achieved this scam apart from calling it an “elaborate ruse.”

But the pair managed to convert almost $ 100,000 into casino chips in cash.

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“I’m sorry for what I did and I hope to change my life and, hopefully, move on,” Ly said in court.

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of fraud.

His partner was supposed to go to court on Thursday but says he “forgot.”

He will face the court at a later date.


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