When it comes to theft inside a land-based casino, it’s not just the impressive armed robberies that are to be deplored.
In some cases, this can include some less spectacular acts with chips being stolen either by players or dealers for example.
At the moment, an investigation is underway into a case of this kind at the prestigious Casino Barrière de Deauville in the Normandy department of Calvados.
Tens of thousands of euros stolen per month over a period of ten years
It is the branch of the judicial police of Caean in charge of the games and the races which investigates at present on this famous disappearance of chips which is to be deplored in the Casino Barrière of Deauville.
The main suspect here is not a player but a croupier who works in the complex.
He is said to have developed an unfortunate habit of frequently stealing chips for no less than a decade now. It is estimated that the damage to the gaming establishment could reach several tens of thousands of euros per month.
Inside the famous seaside resort of the Côte fleurie, this case is starting to make a lot of noise.
Moreover, some people find it quite astonishing that the management of the resort did not realize beforehand of these thefts of chips. Weren’t the chips counted at the opening and closing of the suspect’s table?
Furthermore, no one seems to have found the glitzy lifestyle of the dealer who is the focus of the police force’s attention strange. Indeed, he drives only in luxury cars and does not hesitate to share frequently on social networks the pictures of his numerous trips to beautiful destinations abroad.
When asked about this case by the press, the Barrière group did not wish to comment. This was also the case of the public prosecutor’s office of Lisieux and the gaming police.
Deauville’s Barrière Casino in the top 20 most important in France
For many years now, the Casino Barrière de Deauville has been among the top 20 most important establishments in France in terms of gross gaming revenue. Located on the seaside road in front of the mythical beach immortalized in the movie A Man and a WomanThis complex opened its doors in 1912.
Completely restored in baroque style by the designer architect Jacques Garcia in 1988, it was the scene of a famous robbery perpetrated on May 26, 1978 by Jacques Mesrine and François Besse. In addition to a 400-seat Italian-style theater, a cinema and 2 auditoriums, 3 restaurants and 3 bars, the establishment also hosts a large games room.
This one gathers more than 300 slot machines and about thirty tables dedicated to the traditional games allowing to practice English roulette, blackjack, wheel of luck, ultimate poker and texas hold’em.