Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut / Photo courtesy of Foxwoods Casino and Resort

Police: Korean Nationals Cheat Foxwoods Out of $870,000

ICTMN Staff
1/14/11

State Police have said that four Korean nationals cheated Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, out of $870,000, reported Casino Executive Network.

Ring members allegedly used a “holdout” device on various dates between Sept. 8 and Oct. 20, while playing baccarat. Young Su Gy concealed the device on his left forearm while his partner, Wookyung Kim acted as a decoy, obstructing the view of patrons and baccarat dealers by waving score cards, police reports reveal, according to the Norwich Bulletin.

Gy, alone, is accused of cheating Foxwoods out of $447,000, while Kim allegedly stole more than $83,000, reported OnlinePoker.net.

Police said two other people worked with the couple on various dates, reported the Bulletin. Federal authorities are investigating whether the gang is linked to an international syndicate.

Foxwoods captured activity on video surveillance. The Foxwoods Office of the Inspector General contacted state police Oct. 22. A three-month-long cheating investigation by the Foxwoods Resort Casino in conjunction with the state police casino unit, the Department of Homeland Security and the New Jersey state police casino unit, lead to the pair’s arrest, according to the Bulletin.

Gy and Kim pleaded not guilty to charges including first-degree larceny, and were held on bond for $500,000 and $150,000, respectively. The two face additional federal charges of theft from a gambling establishment in Indian country, reported the Bulletin. The couple is due back in court Feb. 7.

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