Seven Chinese citizens were arrested in Macau, as they were accused of operating a sophisticated but lucrative illegal betting scheme which involved high-stakes baccarat and WeChat, the highly popular Chinese social messaging service.
According to Macau's Judiciary police, the group encouraged Chinese mainland gamblers to bet on the results of real baccarat games happening at the VIP tables of Ma[...] Read more » Macau Betting Scheme using WeChat busted
Joined: Jan '17
Age: 62 (M)
I read how the scheme works but still understand nothing, maybe it is too hard to me to understand or maybe the explanation is not very good, but still it is good that thise people were caught and this is a result that most of the criminals end with. Jail and no money.
This is what I call degenerate gambling to be honest, even though it was a scheme and not some random thing but betting on how somebody else is playing baccarat anyhow is just really shows you like throw money at things randomly.
Joined: May '08
Age: 36 (M)
ok ok i got a great business idea when i read this informative post: how about setting up a business where we offer clients to bet on the dudes who are betting on the dudes who are actually playing some poker, blackjack etc. i think this is a stellar offer and one that would make us gazillionaires. for a week or so i give you this wonderful opportunity to join this business endeavor for a mere $1000 sent to my stars account...
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 43 (F)
I have to say some people can think the unimaginable Betting with chat messages... And how did they know they were getting the right results after all, since they werent watching the game live? I guess the next step will be with live coverage
Chinese citizens came up with a system for winning and for them they found a measure of restraint arrest .... maybe the system was quite normal in terms of law but the casino never misses its chances and does not give hope of winning
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 49 (M)
The criminals all over the word try it again and again, but it was nice to read that the police arrested these guys. Normally Macau was one of the captitals of the sport betting mafia and so it was interesting that the police there catch some criminals, but perhaps they are on a good way.
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 52 (M)
Wow I really must be slow. not only do I not understand exactly what the hell it is they were actually doing but I had never even heard of wechat chat before. I guess it is somehow a cross between skype and and only banking site where you can pay bills or something. hope theses guy's rot behind bars. I HATE criminals in gereral.
Joined: May '09
Age: 35 (M)
on every new way of gambling,people will find way to cheat or taka money on no legal way!and its peoples nature!especially on this thing,where you watch something live and then gambling!its not same as you play on slots or playing poker!they had nice amount of 150 K $!
Posted by RoninHarper: not only do I not understand exactly what the hell it is they were actually doing but I had never even heard of wechat chat before. I guess it is somehow a cross between skype and and only banking site where you can pay bills or something.
This is probably a chinese thing since they have their great firewall operated by the government and they are having their own local versions of every big app there are. wechat is probaly one of this.
Joined: Oct '08
Age: 44 (M)
If its mini-baccarat, then its like predicting red-black in roulette. Players cant change the way cards run, like they cant change the way ball falls on numbers. Players can only place bet on either banker -player or tie, there are rules for dealer, how to take cards, no skill involved in mini-baccara.
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 30 (M)
well IMO they didnt nothing wrong...they noticed leak in system and using it...I think its actualy mistake of casino for letting them bet with 60 sec delay... if they know results of these game in that 60sec its not their fault...thats like if sports betting were on 60 sec delay, and you have friend watching game, and tell you what happend and you emidiatly place bet... thats not cheating IMO...fault is only to those who let them bet with 60 sec delay...
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 46 (M)
I actually did not know this Chinese social media app called WeChat until I read this article. There must be numerous undetected cases like this. Chinese people may just be one of the shrewdest and sneakiest people in the world.
Joined: Feb '08
Age: 34 (M)
its the casinos fault for having that breach in the system but Chinese people are very smart and they will find another way to do it lol I as well have never heard of wechat until reading this crazy lol