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Man Caught on Cam Cheating During Poker Game at Casino

Tags: Australia, casino cheating, Reef Hotel Casino, reef routine.
Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 by "T".

A man from Whitfield, a suburb of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia, has been allegedly caught on camera while cheating at a poker game in an Australian-based casino.

Earlier this month, the unnamed 63-year-old man has been playing Reef Routine, a card game resembling poker, at the Reef Hotel Casino when he was seen via surveillance video allegedly upping his ante to collect bigger winnings.

According to the Reef Casino website, Reef Routine is typically based on Draw Poker and its hierarchy, where players play individually against the ‘House' via placing an initial stake known as the ‘Ante'. Each player gets 5 cards face down while the dealer gets 4 cards face down and one card face up. If the player feels they have a hand that can beat the dealer's hand, they are free to make an additional wager simply called the ‘Bet' which should be exactly twice that of the ‘Ante'. If the player does not wish to continue, they must ‘Fold' and forfeit the ‘Ante'. After all players have either ‘Bet' or ‘Folded', the dealer shall arrange his cards face up to form the highest ranking poker hand.

The dealer's hand shall qualify only if the hand contains at least an Ace and King or One Pair or higher. If the dealer's hand does not qualify, the ‘Ante' wager shall be paid even money and the wager on the ‘Bet' shall be void. If the dealer's hand does qualify, your hand must be higher than the dealer's hand in order to win. If so, your ‘Ante' bet shall be paid even money and your ‘Bet' wager shall be paid according to the table below:

1 Pair

Even Money

2 Pairs

2 to 1 *

3 of a  Kind

3 to 1 *

Straight

4 to 1 *

Flush

5 to 1 *

Full House

7 to 1 *

4 of a Kind

20 to 1 *

Straight Flush

50 to 1 *

Royal Flush

250 to 1 *

* Up to $2,500 maximum payout on a $5 minimum wager table, and up to $5,000 maximum payout on a $10 minimum wager table.

As described above, the card game is a versus match of a player and the dealer, and whoever holds the best hand is the winner, but it is unlike traditional poker as there's no bluffing and no flop involved.

After casino personnel reviewed the surveillance footage and saw the man committing a fraudulent tactic known in the casino industry as ‘capping', they contacted the Cairns police on the weekend.

Capping or capping a bet is a term used to describe the act of adding more chips to a game when the outcome of the game is already known to the player, by "sleight of hand", an act that cannot be done online. This lets the player increase the amount of their win, even if the player's original bet was low. When ‘capping a bet' a player will add one or more chips, which usually are of high value, to the original bet after the dealer has called "No more bets" and the winning hand has been shown. Capping is absolutely considered illegal, and most times the casino will just ban the player from the premises but also notify the relevant gaming commission authorities. In serious cases, police are also notified and the player caught doing this deed can be charged with illegal gambling.

The man has been charged with cheating by fraudulent trick and is scheduled to appear on December 12, 2017 in the Cairns Magistrates Court.

The man was performing the scam on November 18 in the casino. He was playing the game for around two hours already and police have calculated that he dishonestly collected over $100 in additional winnings.

Cairns Criminal Investigation Branch plain clothes Sen-Constable Carl Erhardt said casino officials have contacted them on November 25, Saturday after the man went back to the casino premises. The dispatched police reviewed the surveillance video at the casino before they have taken the trickster into custody.

The surveillance footage has been seized by detectives, who charged the man that Saturday eve.


Sen-Constable Carl Erhardt said this incident is uncommon, but it is still right to charge the man as this will serve as a warning for other would-be offenders. He said, "Casinos have surveillance in place to prevent these types of incidents occurring."

Under the Casino Control Act, the ‘capping' offense is treated as theft and carries a maximum sentence of two years behind bars. Anyone caught doing this must pay the casino all the money they illegally won as well as face criminal charges.

Source:
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/cairns-man-allegedly-caught-on-camera-in-casino-cheating-scandal/news-story/5c81bf1ae94b442267fcbfe83399b640

 


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15 comments for "Man Caught on Cam Cheating During Poker Game at Casino"

 doubletop77712/6/2017 8:17:04 AM GMT
I really think that it is near impossible to get away with cheating at these casinos and this proves the point. The level of security at these places is immense and cheats will be caught
 DaCapo7112/6/2017 12:20:01 PM GMT
I´m wondering that this guys not understand, that they have cameras overall in the Casinos around the world. They try it again ans again and the most of them was caught. But ok, he can think in a prison on which legal way he can get money...
 dule-vu12/6/2017 2:16:59 PM GMT
so he had only 100 4 in winnings when they got him?well he didnt make almost anything!but when I see his age,probably he thought that he have enough age and if they caught him,he dont have anything to regret!
 pajalnick12/6/2017 5:21:01 PM GMT
the win of the dishonest player was only $ 100 ..... and this case falls into the news !!!! .... very interesting ..... so in the news can even get a completely unremarkable event .... feature only in that the player is already 63 years old .... apparently before that, he successfully cheated, but from old age made a mistake
 shokaku12/6/2017 7:10:37 PM GMT
Cheating for two hours at a casino for around $100 in winnings? Expert play.

Stunts like this may have worked in the old days, without surveillance cameras everywhere. Nowadays tricksters will get caught rather quickly, just like that guy.
 Mober12/6/2017 8:50:19 PM GMT
This is what you see most often while you are in a casino.
There is no way being in a table a couple of hours without someone trying that late bet.
Try roulette game to see if you will spot any trying to shove the chips after the ball has stooped Smile
 CALICUL12/6/2017 11:26:10 PM GMT
This man has defrauded and illegally won 100 dollars. A news of all shame. How can these casinos beat people and scream for an exorbitant amount of money 100 dollars. I do not understand how he cheated that man, but it's a bizarre. Call the police for 100 dollars and sneak the man through the courts
 pajalnick12/7/2017 6:22:42 PM GMT
the most interesting thing in this news is of course the age of the player who committed this fraud trick ... I am now 45 years old and I probably would not have been against if I won in the casino some money .... but this trick I can not do .. so I'm playing honestly ... and that's probably my problem ... probably
 CALICUL12/8/2017 12:09:12 AM GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
the most interesting thing in this news is of course the age of the player who committed this fraud trick ... I am now 45 years old and I probably would not have been against if I won in the casino some money .... but this trick I can not do .. so I'm playing honestly ... and that's probably my problem ... probably


A good football coach in my country victor piturca was seen at the casino some years ago. He cheated but he was caught. Took several days in a row, several tens of thousands of dollars a night. It was strange that he did not lose a hand. You did not have to be an expert to figure out something rotten in the middle. So it was decided to monitor Piţurcă and it was discovered that he was working with a disguised room in the cigarette pack. Haha. They did not call the police because he trained the Bucharest star, Romania's national team. Is a star. He escaped easily.
 pochui12/8/2017 2:08:55 PM GMT
well I personally would be happy seeing this fellla getting some sort of an award- always nice to see someone pulling one over the so called "house" ... not a big fan of casinos so when they lose I smile and vice versa... hats off for the dude, but no luck that he was caught
 Gerimantas12/8/2017 7:29:05 PM GMT
Yes some people always try to cheat in casino, it is of course very hard to win some money in any casiko by just playing to rules so people who want to win sometimes do stupid things and risk to go to jail or problems with security. I think if you go to casino just have good time and lose what you can lose
 Tony_MON7ANA12/8/2017 9:48:22 PM GMT
Gambling and cheating. A recipe for disaster. This person was asking for trouble. It's 2017, not 1967. Casino fraud detection technology has improved in recent decades. There are (visible and hidden) security cameras virtually everywhere on the gaming floor.
 Mober12/8/2017 9:53:03 PM GMT
There will be always players in casino trying to cheat. Most of them are getting busted
at the end.
With so many watchers around the table along with the cameras, makes it impossible.
But they still go on and try it Smile
 CALICUL12/9/2017 8:43:28 AM GMT
Posted by Gerimantas:
Yes some people always try to cheat in casino, it is of course very hard to win some money in any casiko by just playing to rules so people who want to win sometimes do stupid things and risk to go to jail or problems with security. I think if you go to casino just have good time and lose what you can lose


Honestly the best way to make money is to steal. You can do this but not in a casino because there's a big chance to get caught. You could do it in a smart way without harming anyone. The risk is to go in prison but the chances of success are much higher than at the casino. This is not good. To work is very good.
 LIKEIT2712/12/2017 9:02:00 PM GMT
Its a stupid idea to cheat at games and especialy t live casino,..
Amazing that people think they dont get caught are just plain stupid,..
Sooo many cams,..so many securityguards,..
Only fools try to cheat and only stupid fools cheat in live casino's Aww crap!
Here in holland they make a tv program about casino's and its nice to see how they get caught Big Smile

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