Robber steals $14,000 in casino chips from Rivers Casino, according to gaming board

A 23-year-old man, Ismail Ahmed Ateyat, has been accused of stealing over $14,000 in casino chips from Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. On October 31st, Ateyat entered the casino wearing a black face mask and brandishing a handgun, threatening the casino employees. He then proceeded to take $14,100 worth of casino chips before fleeing the scene. The Illinois Gaming Board was able to track Ateyat to his home in Chicago Ridge, where they discovered the stolen chips as well as the handgun used in the robbery. Ateyat has been arrested and charged with three felony counts of armed robbery. A judge has ordered him to be detained at the Cook County Jail while awaiting trial, with his next court date scheduled for November 30th. This incident has raised concerns about the safety and security of casino staff and patrons, and the Illinois Gaming Board is working to ensure the safety of all involved. The accused faces serious legal consequences for his actions and will have to answer for his alleged crimes in a court of law. The stolen casino chips have been recovered, and steps are being taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.