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The club's management suspected they were using a scanner inside a mobile phone which measured the speed of the ball as the croupier released it and calculated where the ball would settle.
Plenty of time to cook one up before the next Vegas PubCon!
Technically this is considered cheating and you can be prosecuted for it. You are changing the odds of the game...which is illegal.
On this topic...there is a seminar you can take that will teach you how to throw dice to control what numbers come up....a VERY big help in craps. This too is considered cheating and is illegal.
The only legal way to have the odds in your favor in vegas is card counting in black jack. This is not illegal because you are not changing the odds of the game...only betting more when the odds are in you favor. Unfortunately, the casinos frown upon this and can and will throw you out if your caught doing it (although they cannot prosecute you). Check out the book "Bringing Down The House" for a great story on card counting.
True though, the casinos are now big business along the lines of bank holding companies rather than mafia families. In many ways, Las Vegas was a cleaner town when I was growing up there - and when the mafia still owned the joint. I babysat for mafia folks. I would NEVER have allowed my daughter to babysit for the people who now run/own Vegas.
Because card counting can gives the player a positive expectation of winning they thought they would be run out of business by card counters. The truth is, card counting is extremely difficult to do correctly and they could have made MUCH more money because the majority of people wouldn't do it properly. They could have had millions of wannabe card counters trying to beat the system....and nearly all of them would lose.
You can still find a few single deck games in vegas, but most of them only pay 6 to 5 on blackjack and a few other strange rules that tip the odds back in the casinos favor.