Posts Tagged with #Bellagio

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Casino Scandals Part 1.

"The House always wins" is a saying many players are all too familiar with. However, the house turns into a victim when cheaters and scammers enter the picture. During our "Who wants to win Freeplay/Onboard Credit" game (played similar to Who wants to be a Millionaire),  the URComped team answers trivia questions about crazy scandals that took place in casinos. To join in on the fun, tune into our 


3. Bellagio Down a Million Plus

Mark William Branco was a craps dealer at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Two of Mark’s accomplices would go to the craps table where Mark was a dealer at and would place phantom hop bets (high-value bets on specific numbers being rolled), then they would mumble something that sounded like "hop bet." Mark would pay as if they had won. The group did their trick more than 76 times over 2 years. The casino finally caught on when they realized their luck defied 452 billion- 1 odds. In 2016, Mark and his two accomplices were arrested and charged with at least 4 years in Nevada State Prison for scamming the casino out of more than $1 million. Mark is also now in Nevada Gaming Commission’s “black book”  which makes it a felony for him to enter a casino. 

4. Illegally Processed Winnings

From 2009-2013, Cantor Gaming knowingly took massive illegal deposits from out of the state and processed the winnings. The staff also allowed 2 illegal bookmakers to launder money through the company. In the initial probe, $2.8 million was seized and 25 arrests were made. In order to resolve the issue, Cantor Gaming agreed to pay $22.5 million.


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Casino Scandals Part 1

"The House always wins" is a saying many players are all too familiar with. However, the house turns into a victim when cheaters and scammers enter the picture. During our "Who wants to win Freeplay/Onboard Credit" game (played similar to Who wants to be a Millionaire),  the URComped team answers trivia questions about crazy scandals that took place in casinos. To join in on the fun, tune into our 

3. Bellagio Down a Million Plus

Mark William Branco was a craps dealer at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Two of Mark’s accomplices would go to the craps table where Mark was a dealer at and would place phantom hop bets (high-value bets on specific numbers being rolled), then they would mumble something that sounded like "hop bet." Mark would pay as if they had won. The group did their trick more than 76 times over 2 years. The casino finally caught on when they realized their luck defied 452 billion- 1 odds. In 2016, Mark and his two accomplices were arrested and charged with at least 4 years in Nevada State Prison for scamming the casino out of more than $1 million. Mark is also now in Nevada Gaming Commission’s “black book”  which makes it a felony for him to enter a casino. 

4. Illegally Processed Winnings

From 2009-2013, Cantor Gaming knowingly took massive illegal deposits from out of the state and processed the winnings. The staff also allowed 2 illegal bookmakers to launder money through the company. In the initial probe, $2.8 million was seized and 25 arrests were made. In order to resolve the issue, Cantor Gaming agreed to pay $22.5 million.


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Bellagio

Love the fountains! Needs some updating.
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Bellagio

Like the slots here and the service
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Bellagio

Bellagio has great atmosphere. Very upscale place! The downside is they don't validate parking.
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Bellagio

beautiful casino with awesome restaurants and other activities (love the conservatory & modern art installations).
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Bellagio

Best casino and hôtel in thé World ! Very amazing
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Petrossian Bar

The piano brought peace amongst the chaos inside the casino. 100% recommending this place
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Petrossian Bar

Awesome place to sit and relax in the casino. Prices are crazy high, but the food and cocktails are delicious. You won’t be disappointed in anything you order. Knocked down a star because of the price inflation. We had 2 cocktails, the charcuterie plate and the 7 cheese chef selection plate and it was $110. Service and atmosphere were great.
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