Friday, January 19, 2018

Wild Wild Casino-Cheating East Originally Known as Singapore Gets New Casino-Cheating Sentencing Guidelines!

Singapore Casino labyrinth of Cheating 
I guess the judge has finally seen enough!

So have I...of the relentless attack by casino cheats on Singapore's casinos that is.

Singaporean Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon undoubtedly has seen quite a few casino cheats before him in his courtroom. Apparently frustrated with the lack of solid legal code concerning casino-cheating statutes and punishments, which is quite ironic for what is probably the highest-per-capita casino-cheating locale in the world.

What is even more ironic is that Justice Sundaresh has apparently taken a soft stance in sentencing convicted casino cheats. He has just reduced the sentence of one of the most sophisticated and damaging casino cheats in the world, Vladislav Logachev who is a member of the infamous Russian Cell-Phone-Slot-Machine-Cheating Syndicate.

Logachev was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to 45 months in prison for emptying out slot machines in Singapore's two big casinos, the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, by using smart phones to record and transmit data to cohorts who played the machines. Justice Menon cut his sentence to 38 months.

To see the details of the Chief Justice's action read the Straits Times article.

My take: I don't really get it...is reducing sentences for casino cheats somehow going to lessen the problem for Singapore's casinos?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Really Good Article on Russian Cell Phone Slot-Cheat Team

Russian Slot-Cheat Team Scaling New Heights
Many of you heard of the ingenious slot-machine scam using cell phones that began around 2010 (hard to pinpoint since casinos didn't become aware of it until 2011) and is still going on, despite the fact that some of the members of this Russian slot-cheating syndicate have been caught and criminally charged.

The reason why the tremendous slot-machine is still alive and well is because casinos have no answer for it...or if they do have an answer, it is too expensive to fix.

For those of you who don't know the history of this Russian scam, this article by wired.com will give you a great read about it, tracing the scam's history, where it's going from here and how the casinos can stop it as well as can they afford to stop it.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Which Forms of Casino Cheating Dominated the World's Casinos in 2017

Cheating Hands all over Roulette
You know that in the real-estate business the three key words for success are "location, location, location."

In the casino-cheating business the three key words for success are "roulette, roulette, roulette."

Yes, it is the game of roulette that is cheated the most in the world's casinos, not baccarat as the highly recent publicized baccarat scams may have led you to believe. And it is roulette by far and away.

And it is roulette in practically all casino venues across the world, even those where other games such as blackjack and baccarat are far more popular than roulette. The reason why roulette cheating is so dominant in casinos is because there are just so many ways to cheat at roulette. The spectrum goes from simple bet-capping and pastposting to chip-color-out and advanced "pinching" scams, such as the casino-world-famous Savannah scam.

As far as insider-dealer scams where casino dealers team up with their agents to cheat the casinos they work at, the distance between roulette cheating and cheating the other games narrows, but cheating at roulette still wins the race. And one thing I can say for sure is that the audacity some cheating roulette dealers display in ripping off the house is just dazzling. I still see, and more often than you might think, roulette dealers marking losing numbers as winners and paying off their agents while the supervisor's back is turned and the surveillance people upstairs are not monitoring the roulette games at that particular moment.

The biggest roulette scams on the outside continue to be pastposting and color-out scams where the players hoard roulette chips from one table and then color them out at other tables for a higher denomination than they bought in for.

Don't expect the roulette cheating domination to end in 2018...in fact, don't expect it to end any year soon.