A Look at American Roulette
Make no mistake about it, pastposting is cheating. No doubt about it. Casinos and states have rules against this and if caught and convicted, you're going to pay a penalty. Do you like being in jail?
Some of the moves practiced by Marcus and his team ripped off other players rather than just the casinos. I definitely want to know about those so as to better protect myself and my assets.
A pastposter must have a sense of when to press his claim and when to get out of the casino quickly.
Another version of pastposting doesn't involve changing the chips at all. At roulette, they would bet one of the three column bets at the end of the table (furthest away from the dealer) using big chips --- but with the biggest chips hidden below smaller chips. If the bet wins, the player gets paid off as usual. If the bet loses, the dealer is distracted while the pastposter removes the chips from the layout and leaves the casino. Using a brown chip underneath a black chip, on a bet that pays 2-to-1, the team wins $10,200 almost one third of the time and loses nothing the other two-thirds of the time.
There was also a technique described as "railing," which amounts to stealing chips from another player at a craps table. When a big player (the "mark") is winning (say betting multiple black chips) and drinking, often he is careless with respect to keeping track of his chips, which are typically stored in built-in racks along the top of the craps table. The cheat stands next to the mark, befriends the mark, and over time swipes black chips from the mark's rows of chips along the rail. The cheat passes the black chips to a confederate standing behind him. If the cheat is accused of stealing, he can indignantly allow himself to be searched and sure enough he will have no black chips anywhere on his body.
There were several trips to Europe, Africa, and South America where the team had varying amounts of success. I found it interesting how different countries dealt with the pastposters.
My take: I did end up doing three shows on Dancer´s program, one about American Roulette, one about my poker-cheating expose "Dirty Poker," and one about general poker and casino-cheating scams going on today such as the Phil Ivey baccarat edge-sorting scam and the Guy Laliberte poker-collusion scam.