Police: Roulette Dealer Illegally Pocketed $600

Sands Casino dealer is accused of stealing buy-in money for Sunday morning roulette game.


A roulette dealer at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem admitted to police what a casino patron had told Sands security – the dealer took $600 for himself early Sunday instead of placing it securely into a drop box.

The actions of David H. Greger, 46, of Mohnton, Berks County, also were captured by casino surveillance cameras, according to a criminal complaint.

Greger was charged with theft by unlawful taking and released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

The complaint filed by state police Trooper Mark Shutkufski, who is stationed at the Sands, said casino surveillance officials went to work after the patron told security what Greger appeared to have done.

Surveillance officials discovered the following actions:

  • At 2:22am, Greger received $500 in five $100 bills as a buy-in for a roulette game he was dealing. He placed the bills in a drop box in a way that enabled him to retrieve them.
  • Another patron then used a $100 bill to buy into a game. Greger removed the $500 and added the $100 bill on top, then reinserted the total into the drop box in same manner as before.
  • Greger removed and replaced the bills several times before he rolled them up with his right hand and placed them in his right pocket. This was at 3:28am. He finished his shift and left the casino with the $600.

On Tuesday, Greger was brought to the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement office in the Sands, where Trooper First Class Paul Dunstan and Cpl. Robert Glad interviewed him. He admitted taking the $600 “and stated he knew what he did was wrong.”

Greger was arraigned at 12:05am Wednesday by on-duty District Judge Diane Marakovits of Northampton.


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