Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dodge City, Kansas Casino Poker Dealers Accused of a New Form of Cheating--Running Illegal Poker Games on the Side!

Leslie Enriquez...Moonlighting?
The Daily Globe interviewed five people Wednesday about their reactions to news that the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is investigating employees of Boot Hill Casino and Resort. The commission is looking into allegations that the employees were involved in illegal off-site poker games.

About two dozen employees could face suspension or loss of their state licenses, the Associated Press reported last week.

The Racing and Gaming Commission provided few details of the allegations, but spokesman Bill Miskell said most worked at the casino's table games, according to the AP. The employees under investigation will be notified that their licenses, which they need to work at the casino, are under review.

Here are the responses from the Globe interviews:

Q: What was your reaction to the news that the Racing and Gaming Commission is investigating employees of Boot Hill Casino and Resort?

Leslie Enriquez: "They shouldn't be investigated. Why? Everybody does it anyway. Everybody gambles."

Maria Gonzalez: "I think it's good because that way, employees know to be careful when they have people playing there, not cheating."

Frank Alcala: "I think if the people knew it was illegal, it was not a very smart idea to do it."

Pat Heeke: "My initial reaction was, 'How sad. We were the first state-owned destination casino, and now we have a black mark.'"

Patrick Whisennand: "Until the investigation continues and more details are brought out, I can't criticize nor be upset of what is going on."

My Take: Go for it, Leslie! Heck, it's better than cheating your own casino with an inside poker cheat scam.

Roulette Insider Cheating Ring Charges Brought at L'Auberge du Lac Casino in Louisiana...But What is the Real Deal Here?

Darrin Hoke...What's he hiding?
Last month I posted my skepticism about the reported huge roulette scam at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles Casino. Well, now it is apparently widening with more arrests and more claims of lost money. I came across this article below from KATC.com in Louisiana that reports that surveillance personnel at the casino discovered the scam by "using their advanced capabilities to expose the scam."

LOL! What huge capabilities could they have if it took them this long and that much lost money to the casino to discover the scam. Darrin Hoke, the head of L'Auberge du Lac Casino surveillance whom I know from several game protection conferences across North America, has not said anything about what this scam was except that it involved inside dealers. Come on, Darrin, I say, let us in on what happened unless you're just too damn embarrassed to let the casino world know how inept your surveillance department is!

On May 12, 2011, troopers with the Gaming Enforcement Section of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations began an investigation into reported cheating at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles. The investigation revealed players and dealers conspired to cheat the casino while playing roulette.

The crime was discovered by casino surveillance personnel who used their advanced capabilities to expose the crime. Casino surveillance officials then forwarded the information to gaming enforcement troopers for investigation.

In addition to two previously arrested subjects, Derrick Weldon and Charbel Tannous, two more arrests have been made in this case.
On May 24, 2011, state police arrested 44-year-old Stephen Mouton of Iowa, LA for felony cheating and swindling over $1,500 (amount stolen $113,400), and criminal conspiracy.

On June 10, 2011, state police arrested 54-year-old Costandi Lubbat of Houston, TX for felony cheating and swindling over $1,500 (amount stolen $63,000), and criminal conspiracy.
If convicted, each faces up to 15 years in prison and/or a $4,500 fine. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Why Pastposting and Bet-Capping Will Always Be Number-1 Choice of Casino Cheats

There are hundreds (I will not exaggerate and say "thousands") of ways to cheat gambling casinos. Some are sophisticated such as laser card-marking and the use of digital cameras to spy what are supposed to be unseen cards. Others are simple if not hard to pull off such as mucking cards or switching dice on craps tables. Still others are real easy, mainly pastposting and bet-capping, although the more professional casino cheats applying these methods have to develop considerable skills to make their cheat moves.

But why are bet-capping (simply adding chips to an already winning or very probable winning bet) and pastposting (making an entire bet after a winning outcome is known) the most popular? And why will they always be the most popular methods of cheating gambling casinos? Because in casino cheating theory they are often the first thing all levels of casino cheats think of. What could be more conceptually simple than adding chips to a winning bet and betting when you already have a winner. Add to this that there usually is no equipment involved and that it is usually quite easy to physically do and you have the perfect formula to Casino Cheating 101 through Casino Cheating 1001. As sophisticated as my professional casino-cheat teams were, they were always based on pastposting, bet capping or other types of chip manipulations. Why get involved in laser and digital equipment if you can cheat the casinos for big money using only your brains and your hands (not to mention your balls!) And, of course, by cheating the casino via pastposting or bet-capping you are avoiding the bigger legal problems incurred when getting caught with cheating equipment.

So if you gotta cheat, keep it simple, straight and stupid and whatever else KISS can stand for!