Card Cheat Wins $32 Million At Crown Casino

Card Cheat Wins $32 Million At Crown CasinoAccording to reports, a high-rolling card cheat has managed to relieve Melbourne’s Crown Casino of $32 million of its money, with the assistance of an inside accomplice.
Apparently, the overseas high-roller was working in cahoots with a casino staff member who specialized in taking care of VIP gamblers. However, the casino employee was then able to hack into the casino’s surveillance system along with its sophisticated zoom cameras, and relay the correct moves to his high-end gambling conspirator.
As gambling security consultant Barron Stringfellow explains: “Through a wireless transmission to his ear during his eight hands of play, he was told exactly what plays would be beneficial to make.”
So far, details of the audacious scam are slim but Victoria Police said that although they have been informed of the scam by the Melbourne based casino, no formal complaints have been made. Reports would also indicate that the high roller has been banned from the casino, while the staff member has been sacked.
Weighing in with her opinion on the incident, Professor Linda Hancock, who has written a book on Melbourne’s Crown Casino, said she suspects a deal was struck by the employee and high roller while he stayed at the casino’s luxurious villas, some of which can cost upwards of $30,000 a night. She then goes on to speculate that while he gambled in a premium gaming room, the casino’s main monitoring staff must have identified his suspicious winning streak and subsequently were able to uncover the scam.
Talking about the con, a Crown Casino spokeswoman said: “Crown’s surveillance department recently reported concerns over a sophisticated betting scam. A Crown investigation is under way and is ongoing.. [the casino is] in a good position to recover a significant portion of the amount involved in the scam”.

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