Saturday, March 06, 2010

Beware of Facebook Poker Cheat Scam!


It seems one of the apparent latest scams going on is for people to open a Facebook account, or an account on a similar social Networking site, and in the guise of being a very well known poker pro. Then the scam begin and when these poker pro players start asking for money transfers between poker sites, or even a small loan, or for you to receive a piece of their winning action. First of all we are under the impression that no legitimate poker pro would ask for money from other online poker players as these matters are held in private and are usually held within a very small group of trusted associates. No matter how legitimate the person appears to be, or how enticing offer they might make to you, make sure you always protect yourself and your precious money. No way should you give anyone person or player instant poker credibility simply because of a name or a picture appears on a social networking site.

How serious has this scam gotten. Well one player reports that he has been friends with no less than twelve (12) Daniel Negreanu’s and another company has reported where the offender posed as the highly respected poker Pro Willie Tann, and other messages from “Mike matusow” in the past about buying a piece of his action in the Sunday Poker Tournaments. All need to keep in mind; it only takes a few minutes and a quick stop at Wikipedia for a person to create a bogus Facebook account. Don’t let yourself be fooled by these scammers. If you want to take a look at a poker site on Facebook look for Poker Host and they are very legit and will answer any and all of your question as they really understand online poker players and the poker community on the Internet.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Iowa Casino Bet-Capping Poker Cheat Banned For Life!

I guess if you're a casino cheat and you have to get banned from an entire state's casinos, it could be worse than getting banned from Iowa's!

Dustin O. Kendrick, 30, was sentenced to two years' supervised probation in Clinton County District Court for the felony charge of prohibited acts at a gambling game. Kendrick got busted for cheating in February 2009 on an Ultimate Texas Hold'em table at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Clinton. Apparently, he had palmed two $25 chips and then laid them atop of his original $50 bet after winning the hand, trying to bilk the Iowa casino for fifty bucks. The worst part about this for Kendrick is that the conviction is a felony, a big price to pay for a mere pittance of a crime.

In addition to the lifetime ban from Iowa casinos, he was fined $750, but the judge had the good heart to suspend that. However, Kendrick must seek treatment for his supposed gambling and alcohol addictions.

My take: Well, it's a tough break getting the felony conviction on that. I think Mr. Kendrick oughta keep out of casinos in EVERY state! But for life?
Nah!...Just until he gives up the thoughts of cheating.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Good Casino Cheats Usually Go For the Toughest Moves

People ask me whether casino cheats select the easiest moves or the more difficult ones, thinking the obvious that the easier moves can be performed without much difficulty but might encounter problems getting paid because casino personnel already know about them. The truth of the matter is that the easy moves are usually done by amateur teams while the toughies are the work of experienced professional cheat teams. This is especially true of roulette, the casino table game where the most cheating goes on. If you look at a roulette layout, you probably understand without much cheating knowledge that the easier moves are done at the bottom of the table, the point farthest from the dealer. This is completely true, and 75 to 85% of roulette moves happen there. The most common are pastposts and pinches, the latter being when losing bets are "pinched" off the layout before the dealer can sweep them off.

Good and professional roulette cheat teams, like mine of course, often worked the top of the roulette layout, sometimes directly under the dealers' noses. When a successful pastpost or other cheat move is performed high on the layout like that, the dealer and the supervisor find it difficult to believe that the cheat move was indeed a cheat move. On several occasions I heard dealers and pitbosses say things like "That couldn't have been a move, it was right under our noses!" LOL and I LOL´d when that happened! And to make these top-wheel moves even better, no obvious distractions were used to turn the dealer's head. These type of distractions take the beauty out of the move and sometimes alert the pit that it was indeed a move. We always went up top naked, and the results were devastating to the casinos.

However, I must mention that the best roulette move of all time, the Savannah move, was done at the bottom of the wheel. This was an exception to the rule of the higher the better.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Cheats Continue to Run Amok in Singapore's Resorts World Sentosa Casino!

As I had predicted, casino cheats are having a field day over in Singapore. We've been hearing about people getting caught, but they are the rank amateurs, the latest being forty-six year-old Alice Lau Qian Xiu, who recently got busted for claiming $630 from a cashout ticket that belonged to another gambler. Before her it was a taxi driver who tried a lame $200 pastposting move on the baccarat table. All of this coincides with the dozens of casino infractions being committed to gain entry to the casino and avoid paying the entry tax (only Singapore citizens have to pay it).

But what you're not hearing about, simply because the Singaporean casino authorities have little or no idea it's happening, are the crack professional cheat teams who are wearing out Resorts World Sentosa's tables with cheat moves at a pace that rivals what happened in the rookie days of Atlantic City and Foxwoods in Connecticut. Not surprisingly, my classic ten-oh-five blackjack move is being done on Sentosa's baccarat tables by more than half a dozen teams. The dealers and supervisors don't seem to have a clue. And of course, my Savannah move has been borrowed and is showing her stuff there as well. Italian roulette cheats are in town, doing their very strong pastpost slide moves, and whatever inside dealer cheating is going on, I will let you know as soon as I have it. Expect a lot of that, once the Chinese gangs get a foothold in the casino.

How long do I think this cheat barrage will last?

Well, if we take Atlantic City as an example, it will be a good 3 to 5 years.

If we take Foxwoods as an example...well, it could last forever! Why am I saying this? Simply because Foxwoods, almost two decades after opening, remains the easiest major casino in the world to cheat.

Monday, March 01, 2010

More Comments on Doyle Brunson as a Poker Cheat...But This Time it's in Brunson's Defense!

Rumors about legendary poker player Doyle Brunson being a cheat at poker have been circulating not for years but rather for decades. A well known cash player named Dusty Schmidt who also runs the poker instructional website Drag the Bar had called Brunson a poker cheat, that according to a poster on the 2+2 Forum named Shortbutsosweet who wrote, "Last I heard of him (Schmidt), he was calling Brunson out for cheating Andy Beal out of money. HAHAHHAHA is all I can say about him saying anything about what his thoughts on Brunson poker are all about. Also would love to see this guy take his roll and his mouth to Bobby's room for about a week. Lets see how long that 57 month winning streak could go then. Just saying maybe its time to take a step off that high high horse you ride. Something should start to click about the time Doyle Brunson is calling you out in his blogs."

According to Schmidt, he has never called Doyle Brunson a cheater and doesn't believe that he is one. Schmidt claims Shortbutsosweet had misinterpreted one of his blog posts from two weeks ago where he says he called Brunson the best poker player in the world. Schmidt now says that he has tremendous respect for Brunson as both a human being and poker player. He then goes on to say that "Doyle absolutely never told me to come to Bobby’s room and come play him (whatever this means). Doyle said that he would welcome any action from some of the young internet players who thought they were so great..."

My take: Well, this effusion of respect for Brunson makes me think that Dusty Schmidt is full of dusty shit! Come on, even if Doyle Brunson never cheated a penny out of a penny-ante poker game, can you really believe that? Schmidt more than likely has some ulterior motive for such ebullient praise for Brunson.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Casino Swim-up Tables For the Taking!/Bubble-Bluffing

I recieved a humourous e-mail this weekend from a would-be casino cheat. He revealed to me that he really doesn´t have the balls to try cheat moves with all those surveillance cameras jutting out of casino ceilings, but he said he'd heard about blackjack tables in swimming pools at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as well as at other casinos. He said that there, inside the swimming pool, he'd gladly take a shot cheating the casino, not having to worry about surveillance cameras in a swimming pool because there weren't any.

LOL! Boy did I get a laugh outta that! I wrote him back explaining that the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino swim-up blackjack tables are indeed actually inside the pool but are housed inside a mini-island on which is built a gazebo-like structure that has the same old casino video cameras on its ceilings. The only difference between cheating inside the casino and outside in the pool, I told him, is that if you fuck up outside, there's always the chance you might end up drowning in the pool!

Another e-mail asked me a more intelligent question: Do all casinos really film every table and slot machine 24/7 continuously?

The answer to that is no, but I can't tell you which ones do and don't. Certainly almost all casinos give the appearance that they are capable of filming every inch of casino floor every second with all those bubbles above you everywhere, but some casinos are certainly bluffing in certain places. Trying to cut costs of operating the digital equipment (or in some cases not-digital equipment), casinos might be depending on the naked black bubble alone to curb the cheating by making cheats afraid they are constantly being filmed. I would say that in major gambling areas like Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Macau, it would be extremely rare that a functional camera is not operating inside the bubble, but in secondary casino areas, places like Eaatern Europe and South America, there may be some bubble-bluffing going on.

My advice: Just come up with a move to beat the cameras like I did with Savannah. Then you don't have to worry about cameras catching you cheat!