Saturday March 16, 2013

CCTV Hack Takes Casino for $33 Million in Poker Losses

Crime supposedly doesn’t pay, but you are going to have a tough time convincing a tech-savvy, poker-playing cheat of that fact. Not only did he manage to gain control of the casino’s internal cable surveillance cameras and use them to his playing advantage, the casino put him in a $30K a night comp villa to facilitate the feat.

"Crown's surveillance department recently reported concerns over a sophisticated betting scam. A Crown investigation is under way and is ongoing," said a Crown spokesman. The company is "in a good position to recover a significant portion of the amount involved in the scam."