A British gambler was on critical tilt after racking up £400,000 in playing losses at his native on line casino.
Amir Abol Abolghassem snuck a five-liter container stuffed with gasoline into the Genting Casino in Bournemouth, a coastal city in Southern England, and proceeded to pour it on a roulette desk whereas threatening to burn the institution down, in line with a report from the Bournemouth Echo.
The 59-year-old was reportedly a daily on the on line casino. On Sept. 28, he made his method to the higher ranges of the property earlier than throwing a espresso desk off the balcony and onto the decrease stage. He started shouting, yelling, and warned patrons to go away the premises as a result of he was going to set it ablaze.
After the espresso desk toss, he turned his consideration to the roulette desk. He was arrested and was dealing with knife possession prices and threatening to break property. He was in entrance of a decide for his sentencing Monday.
According to the court docket testimony, the prosecution mentioned that the defendant acknowledged his “life was done” and that he blamed casinos for his distress. Abolghassem mentioned that casinos “needed to be burned down” whereas he held a lighter close to the roulette desk for 17 minutes. The prosecution additionally alleged that Abolghassem pulled a knife from his pocket and put it to his neck. He by no means lit the lighter or minimize himself.
The prosecution additionally mentioned that when he was in custody, Abolghassem repeatedly apologized for his actions. His attorneys argued that the actions stemmed from his playing habit coupled along with his lack of employment from the nation’s COVID-19-related lockdowns.
The decide sentenced him to 2 years in jail and gave him a 10-year ban from all British playing institutions.