Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What's With This Big Casino Cheating Secret in Saskatchewan?

The other day I reported on the arrests of a casino dealer and six players at the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, this insider dealer cheat scam went on for some two years, as long as the investigation. However, neither agency would release details about what the casino-cheat scam was or how it worked. I am assuming it was nothing new, probably a run-of-the-mill-over-pay-the-player blackjack scam, or at best some type of false-shuffle scam (if the casino indeed has a baccarat table).

But why are the authorities so mum on this? The chances of some big sophisticated casino cheating scam happening in this very unimpressive casino are almost nil. I would guess that the reason for this silence is nothing more than the casino's and the Gaming Authority's embarrassment over not having caught on to this scam earlier. Until I hear impressive details, that is what I will continue to think.

In any case, just take a look at this place. It looks like a grind joint!