Photo: Macau Judiciary Police
Macau police have smashed a mainland China syndicate that allegedly stole more than $3 million from casinos, according to The Standard.The seven men arrested are supposed to have invented a daring new technique.
While one man distracted people at a baccarat table, another would switch in an identical card shuffling machine modified to include a camera on the inside. The camera transmitted footage to a centre outside of the casino, where other men took one to two hours to analyse the cards [note: we’re not sure how this works].
The gamblers then reserved VIP rooms and bet according to their analysis.
The scam came to light last January during routine cleaning of the machines.
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