A banking adviser called David James Collins stole over £70,000 from his fathers bank accounts to feed his online roulette addiction.
Collins 23, who had been sentenced and put in jail back in 2010 for stealing money from his fathers accounts and when he was released from prison into the custody of his father it seemed it was not long before the theft started again.
£10,000 went missing from the bank accounts belonging to the father of Collins at which point the father decided to try and deal with the problem himself.
The £10,000 was just the beginning this time and over the next few weeks the theft increased due to the spending of upto £3,000 a day at the online roulette tables leading to a fraud amount to as much as £72,000.
Judge Rowlands said in sentencing “you had the gall to apologize again and to repay him – while all you were doing was taking money from another account to pay him back”.
Collins was jailed for 21 months in February 2012 but was released soon after and this is when the next offenses took place while he was still under licence.
For several years now the hub of the online casino industry marketing industry has been based has been in Israel.
Israel is a tech hub and several of the Gibraltar Casinos such as Casino.com and 888.com have day to day online casino operations on the rock but they have their marketing teams in Tel Aviv and other big Israel City`s.
With the recent war on the Gaza strip it seems the online casino industry is feeling the tension and the marketing efforts of the last few weeks have been in a drastic decline.
Operation Elgar is part of an initiative by a council in London to eradicate illegal gambling machines that operate without a license from Haringay.
This is the third operation to try and clear out the unlicensed machines called `Operation Elgar` and was deemed a success.
Law enforcement officers in London visited seven different businesses, such as social clubs, snooker halls and fried chicken shops which resulted in a large amount of illegal roulette machines being seized.
Councillor Nilgun Canver said `These kinds of gambling machines encourage people of all ages to spend money they cant afford and this often results in the kinds of anti social behavior we see”.
The council in Haringay will be continuing to work with the gambling commission and the police to remove all these machines from the area.