Instead Anthony Michael Carleo, the son of high profile former Las Vegas judge, George Assad used a classic stick up technique in the infamous Bellagio Hotel. Back in November lawmen were left astonished by the thief's nerves of steel as
he walked up to the craps table in one of the most heavily guarded casino's in the World and pulled out a gun, before helping himself to the chips.
He walked out a millionaire.
At the time Sin City Police commented that the robbery which took around three minutes was: "about as quick as you can do it."
Carleo, a former real estate broker and student who declared bankruptcy in Colorado in May 2009, owing nearly $188,000 in various debts.
The 29-year-old apologized and told a Nevada judge he was "very foolish" for scooping chips from the craps table and pointing a handgun at a valet before jumping on a motorcycle and speeding away on a motorbike.
Then he pleaded guilty to felony armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon charges that prosecutor Chris Owens said could get him three to 36 years in state prison.
Assad declined to comment.