Card games or games based on throwing dice are interesting not so much with cash prizes, but with the opportunity to experience strong emotions. And it is justified, because risky situations awaken a lot of strong feelings and emotions in a person, especially if several people participate in the game at the same time. Craps fits into this category, which is used by venerable scammers, in particular. They used one of the schemes in the process of playing craps in order to select considerable amounts from the casino.
What is the point?
It uses a favorite method of scammers – replacing chips after a roll of dice, when the result is known and it is clear who won. As a field of activity, a table with a large number of people was chosen. A whole play was being played, the main role was played by the “ringleader”, who noisily paid attention to the fact that one of the players was beaten, breaking all possible rules. He did not directly participate in the gameplay. The second participant just played, his task is not to pay too much attention to himself.
This player must bet $ 15 several times (as a rule, these are 3 chips with a face value of $ 5 each). The bet is placed on the pass line, as Having knocked out 7 or 11 points not only receives the win himself, but also provides it to the bettor, you only need to get the first time.
Values 2,3, 12 are considered to be losing, winning – any other numbers. Throws are made until a successful number falls. So the sharpie should bet until the winning number falls out. Having received a win, the sharpie changes two five-dollar chips to two five-hundred, covering them with one five-dollar. Chips change very quickly, which is well done by well-trained people with one flick of the finger while the rest of the players are busy picking up their winnings.
How it works?
Substitute bets in craps? The first participant must put a pack of large (five hundred chips) on the table and start shouting that the croupier did the wrong calculation. Why is this needed? The reason is simple – a participant who is ready to spend $ 500, obviously does not bet on 15. He strongly indicates the difference between the chips, trying to unbalance the casino employee and discourage him.
Practice shows that fraud is based on the ability to manipulate the emotional state of people, putting pressure on them, first of all, on their self-confidence. One of the means to help achieve the goal is to touch the croupier’s hand. Among casino employees working as croupiers, this is considered a clear step beyond, and therefore a reason to start worrying.
Why is the minimum number of participants in the scheme 4 people? If a person who made several small bets speaks of a substitution or mistake, then most likely the guards of the casino will think that there is a sharpie at the table. If someone else makes a statement, an outsider, it becomes harder to prove the fraud, given that there are several chips of major dignity nearby.
A number of casino customers fall into the category of players who make big bets, but do it infrequently, as if enjoying the game, the bulk rush into the game uncontrollably, being at the mercy of their own emotions or the emotions of others.
Everything happens quickly, in addition, the players behave without standing out from the others, and until the reproaches begin, the croupier does not focus excessive attention on the scammers. Due to the speed of movements, and the presence of a huge number of people at the table, it is unlikely to keep track of everyone.
The third participant in the scam was the one who made bets, and who the croupier was distracted by, moving the chips, while the second participant in the scheme replaced the chips from the player. He made the same bets for $ 15 with three chips, which made the dealer less attentive, the monotonous picture dulls his attention, and there is no desire to look closely at the chips.