Skip to comments.Police: Bellagio employees foil robbery on casino floor
Posted on 05/22/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by Beave Meister
By Las Vegas standards, the night was young when two men entered the Bellagio at 10:45 Saturday and made a beeline for the table games.
The two werent there for traditional gambling, though. Armed with pepper spray and disguised by wigs and sunglasses, the men made a bold bid to grab and make off with more than $100,000 worth of casino chips, according to a Metro Police arrest report released Monday.
Bellagio employees foiled the robbery and captured 24-year-old Michael Quinn Belton, of Nuevo, Calif., police said. His alleged accomplice ran from the casino and remained at large Monday.
The botched robbery lasted less than a minute, triggering a brief period of chaos as casino employees and security reacted on a busy Saturday night, said Richard Hauck, a patron sitting at the blackjack table where the robbery occurred.
Hauck and his wife were playing at the $100 minimum-bet table when the suspects appeared and without saying a word attempted the robbery, he said.
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>> “You would have better odds robbing a bank in Las Vegas than a casino.” <<
Yes, but you wouldn’t find nearly as much money.
“Yeah!! We’ll steal $100,000 worth of casino chips then go over to the window and cash them in.”
This moron would benefit from watching the Godfather a few times.
Maybe they could have watched the movie “Casino” a few times too.
Ace Rothstein: I’m just curious. I saw you shuffling your checks with your right hand. Can you do that with both hands?
Ace Rothstein: Can’t do it with both hands?
Signaller: No, sir.
Ace Rothstein: Can you do it with your left hand?
Signaller: Well, I... I never tried.
Ace Rothstein: So you’re a righty?
[one of the guards repeatedly bangs the signaller’s right hand with a hammer]
Ace Rothstein: Now you’re gonna have to learn with your left hand.
Signaller: Look what they did to my hand man!
Ace Rothstein: [to the winner] All right, I’m gonna give you a choice. You can either have the money and the hammer or you can walk out of here. You can’t have both. What do you want?
Winner: I just wanna get outta here.
Ace Rothstein: And don’t forget to tell your friends what happens if they f*** up around here. You understand?
I like it when this guy says "Thank You" at the end of the scene...as he knows he's lucky to be alive and in one piece.
I prefer that synced up with the “Step Brothers” version:
You got to be some kind of stupid to try to rob a casino. They don’t play there.
Some people don’t believe that stuff happens and its just the movies. They are stupid.
Casino chips today have electronic chips in them that are constantly updated with tracking information and checked when cashed in. IOW, they would have been worthless, for they could not have been cashed in.