Casino Crime Roundup: Greektown Casino Suspect Headbutts State Trooper

Posted on: March 11, 2024, 10:26h. 

Last updated on: March 11, 2024, 10:50h.

A “highly intoxicated” visitor at Detroit’s Hollywood Casino at Greektown was arrested after he headbutted a Michigan state trooper on Saturday morning, police said.

Hollywood Casino at Greektown
Hollywood Casino at Greektown, pictured above. A drunk man headbutted a state trooper outside of the Detroit property. (Image:

The unnamed suspect, a 25-year-old Durand, Michigan, resident, was being carried out of the gaming property.

The drunken man was getting assisted by casino security guards and two good Samaritans. But he was difficult to carry and had repeatedly fallen to the floor.

Michigan state troopers were on patrol and spotted the visitor in the lobby, according to MLive, a regional news site.

The troopers took over and began carrying the man at about 2 a.m. to a nearby hotel where he had rented a room. Along the way, he “intentionally headbutted one of the troopers in the face,” according to an arrest report.

The troopers charged the suspect, but he was so intoxicated he was first taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

After it was medically safe to move him, he was transported to the Detroit Detention Center.

$300K Cheating Scheme Leads to Arrests

Four suspects were charged last week after a baccarat cheating plot at Pennsylvania’s Wind Creek Bethlehem Casino. The players were able to cheat the gaming property out of about $300K, authorities revealed.

The four suspects were identified as Zu Lin, 37, Yuhan Hu, 28, Liping Zhou, 51, and Zhencan Chen, 33. Each of the four, who are from Illinois, was arrested on a corrupt organization charge.

Two other suspects in the scheme were identified as Fuxiang Liu, 50, and Qingyong Zhang, 38, who is the suspected ringleader. Their addresses were not immediately known.

The cheating allegedly involved Zhang, who employed card and body positioning. Zhang also thumbed card corners and used a cell phone to cheat, police said.

When the deck was favorable, Zhang allegedly signaled his partners to increase their bets, according to, a regional news site. Each of the players won on six hands, police said.

After winning, four of the suspects began to play different games while Zhang and Liu left the casino. Hu later told police Zhang had given him $5K in exchange for taking part in the plot, authorities said.

Money won while taking part in the scheme went to Zhang, police said.

Lin, Hu, and Chen each posted a $100K bond and were released from custody. Zhou remained in Pennsylvania’s Northampton County Prison. Authorities were seeking Liu and Zhang as of late last week.

It was revealed that Hu and Zhou took part in casino schemes in other states, police said.