Monday, December 06, 2004

It pays to cheat

Roulette Table

Looks like someone pulled it off, "cheating" at a casino. The BBC reports:

A group of gamblers who won more than £1m at the Ritz Casino by using laser technology have been told by police they can keep their winnings.

A laser scanner linked to a computer was allegedly used to gauge numbers likely to come up on the roulette wheel.

But police said the case had now been closed, with no charges brought.

The gamblers managed to earn £1.3m in winnings thanks to the alleged "sting".

On the first night they won £100,000 and on the second took home another £1.2 m, the Sunday Times reported.

The trio - a Hungarian woman and two Serbian men - were arrested in March but police have apparently decided that they did not break the law.

Wonder how the casino's will react to this. They'll probably ban laser pens :p. Good to see that they get a taste of their own medicine.


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