mrsuit31
mrsuit31
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May 8th, 2017 at 12:41:07 PM permalink
I hope it was worth it for that big money they made. "State police believe the men cheated numerous times, profiting Raghbeer $2,289 in winnings, Khan about $1,000 and Rahaman $356"

Sands Cheating Article
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Romes
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May 8th, 2017 at 1:17:56 PM permalink
A) those guys are idiots to think they're going to cheat with a camera system watching them... and if they're in some tiny back alley game with a weak camera system then the dealer is probably giving the card away anyways for an edge on the game legally.

B)
Quote: Matt Coughlin

In addition to trading cards, the men were able to look at one another's hands, allowing them to "cap" their bets or minimize their loses.

Matt Coughlin

Looking at one another hands is erroneous to the game. Similar to UTH, you could have a slight bit of a better understanding of the deck composition remaining, but you certainly do not obtain a player edge in the game from doing so, which is why most casinos don't care at all if you compare hands/etc.

C) Maybe they could pool their 'big' winnings and pay for their own defense? =D
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mrsuit31
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May 8th, 2017 at 1:39:23 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

C) Maybe they could pool their 'big' winnings and pay for their own defense? =D



Or maybe they can pool their winnings for some other festivities that you seemed to be an advocate of in the past.... Just kidding. Compressed air is bad for the environment ( I wonder how many people will get that reference. My guess is 1 or 2 at best).


Granted the youngest kid was 24 years old, but to blatantly cheat in a casino to win 300+ dollars is a rather interesting life decision to make. I guess you can chalk that one up to age, but really..... They must have been placing very large $15 wagers trying to take down the house.
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FleaStiff
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May 8th, 2017 at 2:18:02 PM permalink
Things are sometimes a bit lax in the carnival pit but eventually surveillance catches things and dealers/waitresses see something unusual happening.

For 300 dollars they could have played legit and gotten lucky.
billryan
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May 8th, 2017 at 2:21:30 PM permalink
I assume this was one of the first times they did it. Success would have spawned more, at bigger and bigger stakes. In a way, they are lucky they got caught so quick. I'd imagine the penalties would be much bigger had they succeeded for a few months.
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onenickelmiracle
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May 8th, 2017 at 2:54:25 PM permalink
Seeing Indian people at a casino used to be a rare sight, but not so rare anymore. Maybe they weren't included in Asian marketing before or zomething.
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