Casino scammer uses hijacked security cameras to win $32 million

By on March 15, 2013, 11:30 AM

If you know anything about gambling or have ever stepped foot inside a casino, it’s pretty clear that the odds are always in favor of the house. That is, unless you happen to have an accomplice working inside the casino that’s able to help you cheat. Then you’re able to swindle the casino out of $32 million playing cards.

That’s exactly what happened not too long ago at the Crown casino in Australia. According to reports, a foreign high roller staying in an opulent villa reserved for VIP guests was able to gain access to the casino’s security cameras with the help of an insider that worked there. The cameras were used to spy on the dealer’s hand at which time that information was somehow relayed to the gambler.

The casino uses state-of-the-art surveillance camera technology that is able to view virtually any section of the casino in high-resolution detail. A spokesperson for the casino said an investigation is under way and ongoing.

Details of the scam aren’t fully known but sources said the unfair advantage was revealed over eight hands of cards played in a short amount of time. Once the gig was up, the guest was kicked out of the casino’s hotel in the middle of the night and banned from ever returning. As we understand it, a VIP services manager was also fired over the incident.

The casino believes they are in a good position to recover a significant portion of the money involved in the scam despite the belief that the patron in question may have already returned to his home country.




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spencer spencer said:

Not quite 21 but that's pretty cool, im sure the casino was corrupt in one way or another

Guest said:

Never said if he got to keep the $32 million and how would they have found out?

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Jesse Jesse said:

Never said if he got to keep the $32 million and how would they have found out?

I think this takes care of the first question.

The casino believes they are in a good position to recover a significant portion of the money involved in the scam despite the belief that the patron in question may have already returned to his home country.

hanlonconnor said:

The casino could be getting reimbursed from their insurance policy. It never specifically says where they're getting the money from. I am also wondering if the cat got away with it.

Never said if he got to keep the $32 million and how would they have found out?

I think this takes care of the first question.

The casino believes they are in a good position to recover a significant portion of the money involved in the scam despite the belief that the patron in question may have already returned to his home country.

hahahanoobs hahahanoobs said:

He got kicked out and banned, THEN the casino went looking for the stolen money?

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Why are criminals taking all the good ideas -_-

Xclusiveitalian Xclusiveitalian said:

The casino prob makes 50 million a day...

Guest said:

My guess is that after he won so much they kicked him out. They then checked the security cameras to see if they could find any funky stuff. This is when they found that one camera had, for the very same period, been trained on the hand of the dealer in question. After that they presumably tried to find out who trained that camera there.

p51d007 said:

People who gamble at casinos are suckers, unless you cheat or scam your way, and even then, they will kick you out.

I hear ads all the time saying "we have the loosest slots" and other BS. You think those multibillion dollar resorts got

built because ****** that gamble won?

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