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Another player card scam a casino manager, Tony Ahn, associated with NYNY and MGM would scan lists of players that had free play on their cards. He would look for people that would not be coming in anytime soon, such as players from Europe. He would then make new cards for each of these players. He then gave these cards to another person to play them. They caught the guy trying to use the fake players cards, and used Facebook to trace the source to Tony. Be careful what you put on your Facebook page! This scam cost the casinos an estimated $1 million.
Sometimes you don't need to be sophisticated. A thief was recently arrested because he would wander around the casino looking for machines with credit still on them. No one would be at these machines, so he would simply cash out the TITOs and leave. When he was caught, he was chased out into the parking lot. Being very overweight, he couldn't outrun security. He had over $1000 on him.
A Mr. Moody is a known thief that the casinos may till be looking for. His technique it to approach kiosks where people were about to cash out large sums of money. Just before the money came out of the kiosk, he would step up and ask the mark for directions to the Men's room (or other such place). As he did so, he would step between the mark and the kiosk and reach behind his back and grab the money. With the money now in his pocket, he would causually walk away, with the mark wondering why the kiosk wasn't giving any money.
There was a slot machine called Haystacked that had a software flaw. What you would do is first win a bonus round. You'd then quickly press the Cash Out button until a TITO came out. Then you would slip a $100 bill back into the machine. Now the machine would somehow get confused and it would not deduct the cost of the spin each time time you pressed the spin button. Instead, it would just accumulate your wins. Cash out for real and pocket your profits. A gang had figured this out and was slowly moving across the U.S. towards Nevada when the Nevada folks got a warning and caught them. For readers that are now rushing out to find this machine, the software has since been fixed.
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