Real Life, Movie-Style Casino Sting

Real Life, Movie-Style Casino Sting

You’d expect to see the faces of George Clooney and Brad Pitt flash across the screen in this Ocean’s 11-style casino heist, but this isn’t a movie. It’s real life casino fraud!  

A sophisticated, unidentified, foreign high roller, taking up residence with his family in a luxurious and posh villa at Crown Towers, in Melbourne, Australia hacked into the casino’s state-of-the-art, high-resolution surveillance system and used the cameras against themselves.

Working with a staff member accomplice, it is believed that the gambler and his “buddy” used wireless transmissions to communicate during 8 hands of cards. It is assumed that he was told exactly what plays would be beneficial to make based on the cards in other players’ hands. So beneficial, in fact, that the gambler cleaned up $33.2US worth…before getting caught and booted out of his voluptuous villa.

The casino has already fired the accomplice. And the high roller? Well, he high-tailed it back to his country!

Sometimes I can’t believe the audacity of people! I mean, seriously, did he really think he would get away with this?! As always, can’t wait to discuss this with you!

Do you think movies about casino heists make people feel “larger than life,” enabling them to try and copycat the actors’ actions?

Do you think his family knew what was going on? What if his children were with him?

When the high roller was “kicked out” of the villa, do you think his family was allowed to stay, if they could afford it?

What would you do to become a millionaire?

How could casinos keep this from happening in the future?

(Source: Herald Sun)

Posted by Ginger Hill on Mar 18, 2013

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