A Leeds man was charged with stealing £1,300 of casino chips from a roulette table at the Victoria Gate Casino last year.
Defendant Sulaiman Masud was charged with the crime, as security cameras caught him reaching into a box at an empty roulette table on the night in question. He reportedly took the chips after consuming alcohol, and he fully admitted to his crimes.
Speaking about the crime attorney Steven Higgins noted: "He accepts he has a drink and a gambling problem and at times of stress when life's not going well for him he turns to alcohol and the urge to gamble arises.
"He had broke up with his girlfriend. Life wasn't going particularly well. He was out of work and he reverted, unfortunately, to type. He allowed his urges to drink and gamble to get the better of him.
"He made full and frank admissions to police and didn't even want to see the CCTV. He couldn't have been more co-operative with the police."
Masud was sentenced to 12 months of probation, 80 hours of community service, and ordered to pay £500 in restitution to the casino.