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Italy – Italy’s Judicial Authority arrests Lottomatica employees suspected of lottery scam

The Italian Judicial Authority has launched an investigation into alleged misconduct by four current employees at International Game Technology’s Lottomatica Holding, two former employees and people close to them, aimed at gaining unauthorised access to Lottomatica’s systems in order to identify and redeem four winning scratch-off lottery tickets. They are believed to have amassed winnings…

Bulgaria – Cybercrime unit arrest four slot cheats in Bulgaria

A gang of four men has been detained by the Bulgarian General Directorate Combating Organised Crime (GDCOC) cybercrime unit for hacking land-based slot machines at casinos across the country. They are believed to have defrauded a host of land-based casinos using a ‘sophisticated scheme.’ Each of the four was given a particular role in the…

Monaco – Jailed gang to keep ill-gotten Monte Carlo gains

Despite having been found guilty and sentenced to jail a group of casino cheats from the UK will be able to keep around £2m of the money they scammed from a casino in Monaco. Three men have been sentenced to between 18 months and three years in prison after a year-long roulette scam that earned…

UK – Two British croupiers jailed for roulette scam

Two British casino croupiers have been jailed following their role in a roulette scam at the Coral Island casino in Blackpool. Craig Walker and Daniel Johnson, colluded with a friend to take £23,000 having fixed a roulette wheel so that ball would stay in the same scallop. The pair along with friend Kevin Traynor admitted…

UK – High Court rules in Crockford’s favour over £7.7m ‘edge-sorting’ win

London’s Crockford’s casino won’t have to pay poker player Phil Ivey his £7.7m in Punto Banco winnings following a High Court ruling that his ‘edge-sorting’ technique was paramount to cheating. The 38-year-old American had sued Crockfords after the London casino refused to honour his winnings from two days play in August 2012. The player was…

New Zealand – Auckland’s SkyCity reports chewing gum slot scam

Auckland’s SkyCity casino has revealed how a player used chewing gum to jam poker machine cash slots before returning to help himself to other players’ winnings. According to local police, Paramasiven Moodley, 51, went to Auckland’s SkyCity casino on July 9 and placed a ‘chewing gum type substance’ over the coin-out device to prevent any…

France – Jail sentences for Les Princes infra-red scam

An Italian poker player has been sentenced to two years in prison after using infra-red contact lenses to read cards marked with invisible ink at a casino in Cannes on the French Riveria. The venue, the Groupe Lucien Barrière-owned Les Princes casino, was taken for €72,000 by 56-year-old Stefano Ampollini, who uses the nickname ‘Parmesan.’ Mr. Ampollini…