Light injuries and panic
The staff and clients were very shocked by this armed robbery but luckily only a few clients suffered light injuries. Panic stricken, they preferred to try to escape from the casino by breaking a glass sliding door and while getting through it some were injured. For the moment the investigators are trying to find out if the four other attacks which took place within the space of two days in the Liege region could be the work of the same gang even if the venues and the modus operandi don’t have anything in common: 2 banks, a fast food joint and a supermarket.
These two armed robberies will cause great harm to the Chaudfontaine Casino, which isn’t a good sign in this difficult time for casinos who are showing worrying results. It’s likely that this casino’s director will put a more sophisticated alarm system in place to avoid any other attempted armed robbery.
NB: Online casinos are legal in Belgium and Ladbrokes Casino has a legal licence in Belgium since 2010.