In the following paragraphs, some gamblers from various casinos have shared their experiences with various cheats and hacks. Many casino players want to learn how to cheat or hack the system in order to win a game. Casino games are purposefully and intricately designed to ensure that players lose more money than they win, which is one of the reasons why winning money in casinos can be difficult.
The majority of games are classified as games of chance because there is nothing a player can do to improve their chances of winning. Slot machines, a few table games, and lotto games are examples of these games. Your skill and strategy are both failing, and you are rapidly incurring financial losses as a result. One thing that can be counted on to produce some success is the operation of the human mind. Because the mind is the most powerful tool available to humans, cheats and hacks use it to completely manipulate the game or calculate the probability of winning. You’ll find stories here about professional casino players who were able to win despite breaking several rules in the process.
Stories about cheats and hacks related to the craps dice throwing hack
Craps is a type of table game in which the player can roll the dice himself. You can hold, shuffle, and throw them however you want. You can even rub them on a part of your body to increase your chances of winning. The only requirement is that the dice make contact with the table’s opposite side. Because the rubber pyramids that run along the edges are designed to send the dice flying in all directions, any fancy dice-throwing technique you devise will only give you a pitiful illusion of control, even if you appear to be winning. One exception to this rule is Dominic “The Dominator” Riggio.
He claims to have solved the physics of dice in such a way that he can control the outcome of a dice throw whether or not rubber pyramids are used. He will show you how to complete the task for the low, low price of $149.5. You should try to avoid rolling a seven as much as possible when playing craps. The longer you play craps without rolling a seven, the more money you will make. The Dominator’s strategy requires the dice to be held in the following manner, which ensures that no two sides add up to seven:
Dice Setter tells us that these two sides total six dots, which the boys in the lab tell us is less than seven, and then throws the dice in a specific way. The Golden Touch “Use an underhand motion, as if you’re not completely comfortable using human limbs,” the instructor said. “This will be beneficial.”
The dice are supposed to land on the table in a way that transfers the majority of their energy to the top of the table. They’re exhausted by the time they reach the table’s edge, and all they want to do is curl up with a good book, so the pyramids are just nudging them rather than bouncing them around. The theory appears to be valid as long as it is applied correctly.
True stories of cheating and snooping
Despite his lack of advanced mathematical abilities, professional poker champion Phil Ivey worked as a Rain-Man at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City in 2012. He only focused his attention on the backs of the playing cards, which are as follows:
Naturally, the white dots on each card were arranged in the same pattern as the one before it. The row of white dots on one side of the card was thinner than the other due to a minor error that occurred during the manufacturing process when the cards were cut. Ivey, on the other hand, noticed that they were not perfectly centered.
At first glance, it may not appear that this will be very useful. If, on the other hand, all of the aces in a deck could be removed and rotated through 180 degrees, a player could determine which cards in the deck were aces simply by looking at the backs of the cards, provided that the dealer never rotates the aces again or uses a different deck.
As a result, an elaborate and ridiculous charade was required to take advantage of this little trick. Because Ivey was a high roller with a lot of money, the procedure was relatively straightforward for him. High-rollers with gambling addictions are essentially what keep casinos open.
As a result, he was able to successfully negotiate with the casino to have a baccarat game set up exactly how he wanted it by using the prospect of a large profit as a bargaining chip. He would be given his own private table and the cards would be shuffled by an automatic shuffler in exchange for gambling a million dollars. This was done to ensure that his strategy would not be thwarted by a dealer who flipped over cards during the game. In addition, despite the fact that Ivey is not Chinese, he requested a dealer who is fluent in Mandarin. He did this for no apparent reason other than to make everything look as much like an Ocean’scapersaper as possible.
Ivey would start each hand with low stakes, causing him to lose money while he studied the backs of the cards. Then, under the guise of superstition, his accomplice would request that the dealer deal the cards in a specific order. She would tell the dealer “Hao,” which is Mandarin for “good card,” and then instruct the dealer to turn the card over in the same way you would if it was a high-value card.
If the card was worthless, she would say “Buhao,” which translates to “bad card,” and request that the dealer turn it sideways. When the card was returned to the deck, it would be rotated through 180 degrees. At that point, all Ivey had to do was stay at the table long enough to get all of the cards “marked” the way he wanted them, then play a bunch of low-stakes hands to get through the decks as quickly as possible.
At that point, Ivey allegedly increased the stakes to their maximum, began dominating the casino, and amassed a total winnings of $2.4 million in less than 16 hours of gameplay. He allegedly did this several times over several months at the same casino, and when the staff became suspicious, he allegedly lost $2 million of his $3.5 million in winnings to throw the casino off his trail.
Ivey has not spoken publicly about his antics, and his few admissions have been ambiguous. However, he continues to insist that what he is doing is a proper way to play. Borgata filed a lawsuit against him, and in October 2014, a British court ordered him to repay more than $12 million to a London casino where he attempted the same thing.
Gaining an advantage in a blackjack game by distracting the dealer with something else
Don Johnson, like Phil Ivey, was a high roller, and casinos despise him because he keeps winning all of the time. Ivey was also a high roller. Taking advantage of dealer mistakes is one of the many strategies Johnson has developed over the years to give him an advantage in casinos. Johnson has learned many of these tricks and strategies over the years. Because the goal of the game blackjack is to amass a hand of cards with a total value of 21, for example, the dealers must be fairly mathematically savvy (just one over, and you lose). Dealer errors, such as rounding a losing hand of 22 up to 21, can result in a variety of advantageous outcomes for the player. These outcomes can range from receiving a free bet to being paid out regardless of the outcome of the hand.
Numerous guides go into great detail about how to increase your chances of making such errors. There are several strategies, such as playing during graveyard shifts, distracting the dealer with unrelated questions, and exuding an offensive odor to other people. To intimidate the dealers, Johnson would do everything from angrily staring at them to hiring scantily dressed porn stars to pose as his girlfriends so they could boobsmack the dealer’s breasts into a quivering mess. This strategy helped him win $15 million in a single weekend once.
Deception and deception stories, including the lottery
Despite the fact that the odds of winning a lottery jackpot remain in the tens of millions to one, players remain enthralled by lotteries. Lotteries are games of chance. A senior at MIT named James Harvey devised a method to manipulate lottery results in his favor by utilizing book smarts, which are the natural enemy of all gambling magnates. Harvey’s plan worked out well for him.
His solution was inspired by the fact that some lotteries use a “roll-down” system. This means that if there isn’t a single jackpot winner who correctly guesses all six numbers, the money will be divided evenly among those who correctly guess four or five numbers, which is statistically easier. This will only happen if there isn’t a single winner. Harvey simply concluded that the jackpot could still be won by a single person if they had all of the less desirable tickets.
He put his theory to the test by participating in the state of Massachusetts’ “Cash WinFall” lottery, which had odds of 9,366,819 to 1. The tickets were $2 each, and the jackpot was $2 million. This means you’d need to spend around $20 million on lottery tickets to rig the jackpot in your favor. However, even if you were successful, you would only recoup a tenth of your initial investment, plus whatever the going rate for smug satisfaction is. Harvey, on the other hand, calculated that the chances of correctly guessing four or five numbers were a more manageable 39,028 to 1.
As a result, Harvey and his friends decided to pool their money and buy 500 lottery tickets to see where the odds would take them. Despite having enough tickets to fill an entire bathtub, only a few winners correctly predicted three or four of the six numbers. However, after the roll-down, these tickets earned them a total of $3,000, which was three times their original investment.
After a while, more MIT students learned how Harvey had gamed the system and turned lottery cracking into a profitable business. This led to the operation’s expansion, which ultimately led to Harvey’s demise. Over a seven-year period, Harvey’s syndicate is estimated to have spent between $17 and 18 million on lottery tickets and made a profit of more than $3 million — not a bad return on what must have been a lot of time spent standing in line at convenience stores.
It didn’t take long for lottery officials to discover the scheme, but because Harvey and company weren’t technically cheating and the lottery was still making the same profit, they didn’t do anything until some journalists began investigating the suspicious fact that the same group of students kept winning the lottery every week. Following that, lottery officials quietly discontinued the game.
The scratchies had been hacked. Lottery scratch-off strategy
Mohan Srivastava, a statistician from Canada, was cleaning out his office when he came across an old joke gift made from his friend’s lotto scratch tickets. He began to wonder how he could crack the scratch ticket code after winning three dollars on one of the tickets, which sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown novel written after he has exhausted all of his ideas and is well past the point where he is running out of things to write about.
It occurred to him that scratch tickets could not be generated at random because doing so would open the door to the possibility of generating a dozen one-billion-dollar winners at random, bringing the entire system to a halt. As a result, some sort of pattern had to exist. While on his lunch break, Srivastava, a well-known statistician, stumbled upon the solution to the pattern.
He then concentrated his attention on a specific game, which was essentially a tic-tac-toe game that required the player to match a series of visible numbers against numbers hidden beneath a scratchable coating. In short, Srivastava discovered that the frequency of the visible numbers revealed what numbers appeared under the scratch zone, and he became so good at predicting it that he didn’t even need to scratch his tickets to find out if he’d won. To fully comprehend, some mathematical knowledge is required, but in a nutshell, Srivastava discovered that the frequency of the visible numbers provided insight into what numbers appeared under the scratch zone.
In contrast to the previous techniques, which only provided a marginal advantage over the house, Srivastava’s technique was accurate 90% of the time. The more he spent, the more he won until someone caught on to what he was doing. Srivastava, a Canadian, did not become a millionaire through mathematical scratch-hacking. Instead, he reported his findings to Scratch Ticket Headquarters so that they could be corrected, and he probably apologized throughout the process for being so nosy. (Chris Rio and Doron S contributed information.) What are your thoughts on these stories about casino computer hacking? Do you want to take a chance? It’s not quite that easy.