Gambler jailed for scamming over $63,000

A GAMBLING addict will serve a lengthy prison sentence after he deceived staff at three local hotels in Mount Gambier, leading to the businesses losing a total of $63,932.

Francesco Donato Giannone, 33, appeared in the Adelaide District Court to be sentenced for two counts of dishonestly manipulating a machine and two counts of deception after being found guilty of the offences at trial.

The offending occurred on May 19, 2016, when Giannone attended at the first of three hotels and began gambling money.

The manager at the hotel knew Giannone was a gambler and only permitted himself or other senior management to


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