A group of casino scammers were finally caught after stealing $7 million dollars from casinos in the United States. The group was created by Phuong Quoc Truong and after some time the group was finally busted. The Sickwan Gaming Commission gained access to surveillance video from a casino in California which showed the group in action.
The video showed a man smoking and it seemed like that was all he was doing but after a closer examination of the footage, it shows the man is whispering into a microphone located in his shirt sleeve. The man was telling the listener what cards had been dealt by the dealer. The listener was using a computer to figure out which cards would be dealt next.
The dealer was seen fake shuffling to help the cards stay in the same order. The smoker would then signal players to bet or hold. This tactic allowed the players to always win and the winner of this instance was able to take home $25,000 in chips.
However, the player never was able to cash in the chips because the dealer was arrested and the scam was unraveled. The team was arrested and has been placed in jail awaiting trial. The group was able to earn $7 million from twenty five casinos before they were caught.
The surveillance chief of Sycuan Casino spoke to 10 News an ABC News San Diego affiliate and he stated: “They went around the country and convinced dealers to cheat for them. If you’re going to try something like that, you are going to be on camera and you’re going to be caught.”