Marked Card Fraud Is Well-Known

Many examples of tagged decks have been reported in the history of casinos.

Big Edge deception. The Clermont Club’s owner, John Aspinall, collaborated with mobster Billy Hill. In the 1960s, partners created an automobile with modest curves on the cards. The branded deck was repackaged in cellophane and given to the casino.

Borgata vs. Phil Ivey In 2012, a professional poker player and his buddy Callie Sun uncovered a weakness in casino decks: the cards are sliced asymmetrically when made. As a result, the shirt for some denominations may be moved closer to the edge. Phil Ivey won $9.6 million at baccarat thanks to a tiny detail. He was forced to repay all of the reward money by the court in 2018. The professional gambler is lucky that he was not obliged to pay out the potential earnings that Borgata Casino lost.

China’s collusion Four players booked a suite at the Dali Hotel in Yunnan province in 2016. They then enticed a local businessman to join them. The victim was defrauded twice, losing $ 1500 and then $ 9000. The businessman went to the cops because he suspected fraud. Law enforcement authorities discovered 30 marked decks and special glasses after a search since the scammers were not in a rush to flee the area.

It should be emphasized that tagged cards are exclusively utilized by fraudsters. Large and well-known casinos that respect their reputation do not mislead their clients.