The Real Casino Royale

Monday 23 February 9:00pm on C4

The third documentary in the Toffs and Crims series tells the story of the Mayfair casino king and one of Britain’s most successful gambling cons. According to new claims, over the course of two years in the 1960s the multi-millionaire John Aspinall orchestrated a scam where he cheated his clientele of millions in his own casino. Aspinall’s family and friends deny that he was ever involved in any criminal activity at the club. This film mixes the first-hand testimony of the surviving members of this world with dramatic reconstruction to tell the story of the Clermont Club and the con that was run there.

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