Seminole Hard Rock Casino Guest Allegedly Taken for $66K by Masseuse Imposter

Posted on: November 19, 2018, 09:13h. 

Last updated on: November 19, 2018, 09:13h.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, was the site of a crime that left one man down more than $66,000.

Seminole Hard Rock casino theft
Cassidy Paris is accused of pretending to be a masseuse to swindle a Seminole Hard Rock guest. (Image: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

Police allege that Cassidy Reign Paris, 30, approached a 52-year-old New Jersey man early Tuesday morning last week near the casino elevators and told him he looked tired and stressed. She explained that she was a masseuse, and offered to accompany him to his room for a massage.

The man took her up on the offer. When they entered his hotel room, she told him to get naked and in the bed. He obliged, and the two kissed.

The unidentified man later told police that Paris then said her chest hurt and she needed to use the bathroom. Moments later, the victim alleges that he heard the door close, and discovered $10,000 in cash, $6,100 in poker chips, and his $50,000 Patek Philippe watch were gone.

Surveillance video captured Paris running down the hall and fleeing in a red car. The license plate was registered to a car rental company, which was equipped with a GPS tracking device. Police apprehended Paris just hours later at a Days Inn Motel four miles east of the casino.

Paris has been charged with a second degree felony. She’s listed as a Tennessee resident, and bail was set at $5,000. Police didn’t say if the man’s belongings were found at the hotel.

Eyes in Sky

Casinos have long been targets of criminals. But with the gaming floors heavily surveilled, they aren’t exactly the most ideal places to attempt a robbery.

Seminole Tribe spokesperson Gary Britney told the Sun Sentinel, “Surveillance video is everywhere. And combined with a GPS tracker on a rental car, police were able to arrest her the same day.”

Sun Sentinel reporter Linda Trischitta, who broke the Seminole Hard Rock theft last week, says southern Florida has recently experienced several similar cases where women accompany unsuspecting men to their hotel rooms, only to rob them of their belongings.

Las Vegas Black Book

The index of the worst of the worst in the eyes of Nevada gaming regulators received two new members last week.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) announced that Anthony Grant Granito and former Bellagio craps dealer James Russell Cooper are the 33rd and 34th members on the state’s notorious “black book,” which is officially titled the Excluded Person List.

For the remainder of their lives, the two men are barred from stepping foot inside a Nevada casino. Their black book inclusion stems from their participation in a four-man team that managed to scheme the Bellagio out of an estimated $1.2 million between 2012 and 2014.

Nevada casinos are the sites of daily crimes, but only the worst criminals are considered for the black book.

Granito and Cooper are the first inductees to the Excluded Person List since 2015. The only way the men can have their names removed from the black book is through death.