Top 10 historic casino heists

It’s not just in Hollywood movies. Casino heist happen all across the globe and while some are brazen holdups, others are elaborate schemes that have some thieves compared to the characters in Ocean’s Eleven.

On Monday, two masked bandits walked inside Caesars Atlantic City and robbed the casino at gunpoint. The thieves made off with two cash boxes containing over $180,000.

The latest robbery got us thinking about some other heist that have taken place over the years.

Real-life heist feature some robbers brandishing weapons and others simply walking or driving away and not all the thieves are bad boys, a few woman even make our countdown. Most of the time these crooks end up behind bars, but other times, after their high-profile jobs, they fall off the grid and are never heard from again.

Here is our Top 10 list of some great, some not-so-great, some successful and some unsuccessful historic casino heist.

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Michelle Kapusta

At Large Senior Editor, Temple University graduate, Philadelphia resident and avid sports fan.