|Drove away with millions!|
In my original post on this roulette cheat scam, which I thought might be some type of chip-counterfeiting scam, I admitted I was confused and didn't understand exactly how this multi-million-dollar cheat move went down over the course of an entire year.
I reached out to my blog-readers for whatever information someone might have on it.
Yesterday I got a response from a casino executive in Montreal who is well versed in what goes on in casinos in France and Monaco. He steered me to French newspaper articles which all described the scam as what we call here in the US "The Ohio Roulette Scam," which got its name because it was very successfully pulled off in several casinos in that baby-casino state.
By "baby" I mean newness and lack of operating experience, no offense indended.
The scam is very simple, almost to the point of being amateurish.
It happens when one member of a cheat team buys-in for a roulette color of minimum-denomination chips, plays for a while and then cashes out--but holds out several of these chips.
Then another member of the roulette cheat team buys the same color chips at another roulette table and assigns a much higer denomination to them. Then he sneaks in the same-colored chips with the ones he just bought and cashes them all out together.
In Ohio, this scam took place with roulette cheats buying the chips for $1 apiece and coloring them out on the other table for $25 apiece.
In the Grand Casino of Monaco, the cheats apparently did the same move--but they bought $10 chips and cashed them out as $1,000 chips!
Did you get that!
$10 chips for $1,000 chips!
Now, I know that the illustrious casino in Monaco attracts tremendous action from nobles, princes and sheiks who come from all over the world, but come on!...how in the world can this type of low-level scam take it for millions?
And don't forget that in virtually every casino in the world, roulette chips have a letter embedded in them that represents which table they're from, which should more or less prevent this scam from happening one day--let alone an entire year.
I still really don't believe it...unless half the casino staff was in on it.
I would suggest that Prince Albert get down to the royal casino and kick some butt!!!
Unless he's in on it too!!!