Star Casino pair sacked over theft

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Two Star workers have been sacked and prosecuted over separate theft incidents at the Sydney casino.
Camera IconTwo Star workers have been sacked and prosecuted over separate theft incidents at the Sydney casino.

Two Star Casino employees have been sacked over separate theft incidents and convicted in NSW courts.

Baccarat dealer Richard Quach was in 2020 caught taking five chips off a gaming table and stuffing them into his sock. The casino later established he had stolen $11,000 in gaming chips in one week.

He cashed out $6000 of those chips to play gaming machines inside the casino.

Quach was sacked by The Star and sentenced in a NSW court to a two-year community corrections order.

In another incident, Star employee Pharadorn Naweesakorn gave $6000 in chips to a customer in exchange for $1000 in cash.

Star later established Naweesakorn had made total overpayments of $20,000 to the same patron on four separate occasions.

He was also sacked and sentenced to a two-year community corrections order.

The gaming licences of the two men have been cancelled by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

"A casino special employee is a licensee engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities," ILGA chair Philip Crawford said in a statement.

"These people help safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and a special degree of trust is placed in them."

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