It is nothing new that offline casinos are the focus of criminals. Slot machines are often raided. This often happens, especially in the morning hours, when there is hardly any audience in the venues. Even if you can't compare the amounts stolen there with those from gas stations or supermarkets, the problem seems to be increasing significantly at the moment.
Hardly any clarification during the raids
And the clear-up rate for this type of robbery currently seems extremely low. This weekend was once again characterized by raids on offline arcades. On Wednesday, criminals robbed an arcade in Pinneberg. This is a burglary, not a robbery. During the corresponding burglary, machines were broken into and cash was stolen from them. 24 hours later, an identical act was carried out in North Rhine-Westphalia.
And on Saturday morning, an amusement arcade in the Zollstock district of Cologne was attacked. The special feature: in all three cases, the police are groping in the dark. It has to be said that offline casino operators know the problem. And there are no large amounts left in the machines overnight. They are emptied regularly and the income is stored in the vault. Or taken to the bank every day.
The fact that criminals are now increasingly identifying the shops as burglary targets is new. People often flee on foot and the localities are not necessarily found in busy shopping streets. At the same time, we are not talking about extremely large amounts. All of this combined means that the police either don't have enough manpower or that the cases are simply not serious enough. Neither is good news for the people who work in offline casinos.
Because we are usually talking about €450 jobs. And nobody wants to have a gun in their face. Offline gaming libraries may simply have to think about new access systems such as a double door system. At the same time via customer cards, which can be used to enter localities. That way they could filter their audience a little better and wouldn't have to worry too much about robberies.