24-year-old Michael Quinn Belton, who had grabbed the chips, was tackled by security officers and was later arrested on three felony charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary. The other man, known only as “Carlos” escaped apprehension.
In 2010, a man named Anthony Carleo walked into the Bellagio casino wearing a motorcycle helmet and holding a gun and stole $1.5 million worth of chips. He was caught 2 months later after attempting to sell 14 of his $25,000 chips to an undercover police officer.
The gamblers who were at the table during the incident were reimbursed for any money they lost during the robbery.
“It’s not their fault what happened, obviously,”said Richard Hauck, who was gambling at the table with his wife when the robbery occurred. “But they’re taking real good care of us.”