2011 Casino Cheating…year in review

  • jaygruden

    2011 Casino Cheating…year in review

    If there’s a way to cheat, it will be discovered
    For casino cheats, 2011 has been a banner year.

    Criminals have pulled off more successful scams this year than in the past, said Darrin Hoke, director of surveillance for the L’Auberge du Lac casino in Lake Charles, La.

    Hoke doesn’t attribute the boom to the sour economy. Rather, he said, “I think it’s the timeless cat-and-mouse game between casinos and the people who want to steal from them.”

    During a presentation on opening day of the Global Gaming Expo, the world’s largest gambling industry event, Hoke outlined some of the year’s biggest table and slot scams. Here are the top six:

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/oct/04/if-theres-way-cheat-it-will-be-discovered/

  • jaygruden

     

    After further reflection, I should have posted this in “Gambling Law”? or in “News”?

  • NAP

     

    Quote:
    Electronic roulette

    Cheaters also have found ways to compromise electronic roulette slots. In one case involving a machine with a real ball and wheel, a supervisor colluded with gamblers and hit a button when the ball dropped to change the outcome of the game and help the accomplice win. In another, scammers figured out they could convert comp money into real cash without actually betting by covering all the spaces in the game. Other observant cheaters discovered that the ball and wheel on certain machines never changed speed, so they could track spins to uncover patterns.

    Cheaters? Really? Seems like a standard advantage play to me.

  • jaygruden

     

    Quote: NAP said:
    Cheaters? Really? Seems like a standard advantage play to me.

    I found that one funny too. Casino propaganda to paint any Advantage Play as “cheating”.

  • Wookets

     

    Quote: NAP said:
    Cheaters? Really? Seems like a standard advantage play to me.

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • WRX

    Not the thread I was hoping for when I saw the "Casino Cheating" title

    I wish some newspaper or trade magazine would publish an article recapping all the instances of casinos cheating patrons in the past year.

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