Thursday, May 14, 2009

Slot Machine Cheat Scam Uncovered In Philippines!

There are lots of major casinos in the Philippines and lots of professional cheat teams visit there, most to assault Manila's baccarat tables. But earlier this month a Japanese slot cheat team was caught rigging machines in Manila and other Philippino cities with casinos. This is the firt time I have heard of Japanese casino cheats! Based on the outcome and short duration of their slot machine scam, it doesn't appear that they are much of a threat to the international casino community.

What's next? Japanese online poker cheats?

Here's the info on the slot scandal, although there are no specifics about how the cheat team put down its scam on the slot machines.

Parañaque City police have arrested and detained two foreign nationals who were caught cheating on slot machines in a government-operated casino. Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan identified the two as Japanase Kasuhiro Watabe and Korean Kang Dong Mook. Libanan said the two have been detained at the BI Detention Center in Bicutan, Taguig City since they were picked up by police last May 7.

Probers said the two earned as much as $8,000 from their illegal activities inside a casino of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) in Barangay Sto. Niño, Parañaque. But it is believed they have scammed similar amounts from other Philippino casinos.

Libanan issued a mission order for the duo’s arrest after receiving information that they were about to post bail for the estafa complaints filed by the police before the Parañaque City Prosecutor’s Office. “They will undergo deportation proceedings for being undesirable aliens aside from facing the criminal charges that were lodged against them with the court," Libanan said.

PAGCOR officials had requested the BI to place the two in the immigration watchlist.

Okay! Watch out for them!