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If you’re willing to risk it all on a high-stakes scam, you could go Oceans Eleven on a casino—but you’ll probably get caught (and may even get your knees broken by a Joe Pesci lookalike). It’s probably safer to stick to reading Casino.org’s list of some of the most “popular” gambling scams. The article includes a scam employed by a pair of criminals who called themselves the Roselli Brothers. The brothers managed to hack into casino computers and steal the identity of regulars with stellar credit, before withdrawing huge amounts of money from the victims’ lines of credit. Other common casino scams to watch out for include card counting, using counterfeit coins and even employing radio transmitters to manipulate roulette balls. Don’t take any chances on games of chance!

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When I go through Las Vegas, I spend $100 gambling before continuing my trip.

One time, years ago, after about 20 minutes, I had the "programming" of a $1 slot machine figured out, and was making $3.00 every 4 pulls.  Soon I had a bucket full of real U.S. $1 "silver" dollars.

I had been there four hours.   THEN, I hit a small jackpot and the money clattered down into the tin tray, lights flashed, and I think I remember sound effects of some sort.

A very attractive "cigarette girl"/waitress tapped me on the shoulder and asked me if I wanted a drink.

I asked her how much were they?

She said they were complementary ( I am thinking a coca-cola or a root beer ...).

She explained I could have any kind of drink, would I like a cocktail?

I said I sure could use a Southern Comfort Whiskey Sour.

Every time my glass was empty, she brought another.

after four, it occurred to me I had a BETTER "system"

Next thing I knew, my buckets of silver dollars were empty.

I figure those  free Whiskey Sours cost me about $400 each.

Could be worse .... Obama said if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, and if you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor ... and every family would save $2,500 every year!

 

 

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