Monday, March 08, 2010

Would you take a machete with you when robbing a casino?



Not your standard smash and grab fer sure.

"Yesterday at approximately 2.15pm, an armed robbery took place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. Four armed men were involved in the robbery which targeted the tournament registration desk outside the tournament area.

No shots were fired and the suspects quickly fled after a security guard intervened. The police investigation so far has shown that the suspects had a handgun and a machete. Contrary to tabloid reports, no Kalashnikov assault rifles or hand grenades were used. The suspects did not enter the tournament area and the money taken was substantially less than what has been reported.

The tournament resumed after a few hours and a police investigation is now under way. The tournament is taking place on the first floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Marlene-Dietrich-Platz and is being held by SPIELBANK Berlin Casino."
== EPT Berlin robbery statement - posted 07.03.10

Can't imagine this happening at the WSOP in Vegas, although it sounds like a good jumping off point for Ocean's 14. I see a Norman Chad look-alike (played by Paul Giamatti) clutching his chest as a bullet enters his body, and muttering, "I got whamboozled" before collapsing in Lon McEachern's arms.

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