Recently four persons experienced why it’s not a good idea to manipulate Roulette. In Venlo four Georgians were suspected of manipulating a Roulette machine at Holland Casino and arrested. At first they ‘won’ a lot of money, but now they’re spending time in jail.
Caught because of their own stupidity
The four Georgians thought it was a good idea to lift the glass plate of the slot machine. Then they placed the ball in the compartment that made them ‘win’. They were caught because of their own stupidity though, a policeman told the newspaper. A casino employee thought it was suspicious that the foursome arrived with a voucher worth 1100 euros. The machine pays out less than 1000 euros and above that players need to talk with an employee. The casino employee had a strange feeling about it and decided to watch the guys. The security cameras showed that they were manipulating the Roulette machine.
Visits to the casino
It is not clear how much money the men wanted to cash, but it might be thousands of euros. The police suspect that they had already went to the casino days before to explore the situation, such as the location of the machine. In this case the machine was on the top floor. The guys took advantage of the fact that it was on a weekday, so not very busy. How they were able to lift the glass plate of the machine is still being investigated.
No strangers to the police
The suspects are not strangers to the police. A policeman told they were also active in Amsterdam, Germany and Austria. What’s more: Interpol was already watching them. The four men are currently being interrogated and then handed over to the judicial authorities. In the meantime they are also suspected of identity fraud, a district police officer reported on social media. In addition, one of them was ‘found with a power bank that could probably be used to manipulate casino software’. It’s not exactly clear how he did this.