Three arrested after allegedly cheating casino out of €250,000


Three men have been arrested over claims that they had conspired to win some €250,000 in a St Julians casino through rigged games, the police said.

The casino had filed a report last January, reporting one of its own employees and two men, who it said were acting suspiciously and who had raked in a considerable amount of winnings. It claimed that the three had made off with nearly a quarter of a million euros in total.

The police looked into the three men’s movements, and following lengthy investigations, they concluded that the casino’s claims appeared to be justified.

Consequently, they arrested the three men: the 36-year-old employee, a 32-year-old and a 27-year-old, who are all Bulgarian nationals. According to the police, the three had conspired to steal from the casino by rigging games between October 2017 and January 2020.

The three are set to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon.