On 2 June 2017, a man is said to have tried to rob a casino in Manila, leaving many bodies behind. So 36 people died and an additional 54 people are wounded (90 in total). The gunman lit the gambling tables on fire, to allow him to steal gambling chips.
It happened in the entertainment complex of the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex in Newport city (North of Manila), Manila region, Philippines. The resort is situated opposite airport NAIA and it contains four hotels (Marriott, Maxims, Remington and Belmont), casino gambling areas, a shopping mall, cinemas, restaurants, clubs and a theater. This resort opened in August 2009.
The attacker is seen on camera setting fire to the gambling tables.
My opinion? This is odd. When you steal casino chips and make a mess of it, how will you get cash in exchange for these chips? You might as well steal money from the counter directly. The man is recognizable on camera and does not even steal cash.
This is a mess. For a one man casino robbery? Was there no security at all? And what was the attacker’s plan for his way out and with a profit? Anyway, he is said to have committed suicide.