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(Today Online)   Man arrested for allegedly cheating at casino, faces S$150,000 fine and/or seven-year sentence for "Use or Possession of Equipment, Device or Thing that Permits or Facilitates Cheating in the Casino". Thing?   ( todayonline.com) divider line
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2014-03-02 04:38:02 PM  
He distracted the poker dealer with his "poker".
 
2014-03-02 04:38:09 PM  
ThiS Seems exciting.
 
2014-03-02 04:39:52 PM  
www.addamsfamily.com

If it can help with golf I suppose it could help with poker.
 
2014-03-02 04:40:03 PM  
Psychic penis?
 
2014-03-02 04:40:50 PM  
FTFA picture, it looks like he had a few book, a collection of pencils and pens, some card decks, and an Apple laptop (with associate accessories).  So, I guess the lesson is don't be a college student in Singapore and also visit casinos.
 
2014-03-02 04:41:42 PM  
"Q. You gave me the laser watch instead of the magnetic watch."

"I apologize 007.  Next time I'll make sure to pack it in your exploding car more carefully"
 
2014-03-02 04:42:11 PM  
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2014-03-02 04:42:43 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: FTFA picture, it looks like he had a few book, a collection of pencils and pens, some card decks, and an Apple laptop (with associate accessories).  So, I guess the lesson is don't be a college student in Singapore and also visit casinos.


No, the lesson is don't win too much at a casino in Singapore.....
 
2014-03-02 04:42:56 PM  
i.newsarama.com
 
2014-03-02 04:45:22 PM  
I have a thing.
In my pants.

/Watcha gonna do, tough guy casino?
 
2014-03-02 04:45:46 PM  
Came for the Addams Family references, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-03-02 04:45:47 PM  
 
2014-03-02 04:46:14 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: I have a thing.
In my pants.

/Watcha gonna do, tough guy casino?


Cheater's Justice a la Robert De Niro's Casino.
 
2014-03-02 04:46:40 PM  
i120.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-02 04:48:44 PM  

eas81: [thumbs2.modthesims.info image 392x393]

Your Welcome


A Lady Gaga threadjack?

www.showbiz411.com
 
2014-03-02 04:50:00 PM  
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2014-03-02 04:50:48 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: eas81: [thumbs2.modthesims.info image 392x393]

Your Welcome

A Lady Gaga threadjack?

[www.showbiz411.com image 500x340]


penis
 
2014-03-02 04:51:44 PM  
You know: plants and birds and rocks and things.
 
2014-03-02 04:55:13 PM  
So I notice #1 is missing from the picture. What thing is that?
 
2014-03-02 04:55:46 PM  

a particular individual: You know: plants and birds and rocks and things.


great, now THAT'S stuck in my head


with Lady Gaga's penis
 
2014-03-02 04:57:57 PM  

Pribar: SN1987a goes boom: FTFA picture, it looks like he had a few book, a collection of pencils and pens, some card decks, and an Apple laptop (with associate accessories).  So, I guess the lesson is don't be a college student in Singapore and also visit casinos.

No, the lesson is don't win too much at a casino in Singapore.....


This. The way a casino works is that if ones beats the house a little bet that's OK, it's a business expense. But if one gets lucky then you're a thief. They might not know /how/ you're a thief but rest assured the person is one, one way or the other.
 
2014-03-02 05:00:14 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

Did'ya get that  thing I sent'ya?
 
2014-03-02 05:05:10 PM  

worlddan: Pribar: SN1987a goes boom: FTFA picture, it looks like he had a few book, a collection of pencils and pens, some card decks, and an Apple laptop (with associate accessories).  So, I guess the lesson is don't be a college student in Singapore and also visit casinos.

No, the lesson is don't win too much at a casino in Singapore.....

This. The way a casino works is that if ones beats the house a little bet that's OK, it's a business expense. But if one gets lucky then you're a thief. They might not know /how/ you're a thief but rest assured the person is one, one way or the other.


IF you win in defiance of the laws of probability. Lots of folks win big at casinos with the jackpot pull or the crazy "bet it all" on a high payout outcome. Those, the casino publicize and will treat the winner well (also hoping they stick around to spend that money).

But if you *consistently* win over time... then they're gonna have their eyes on you. You could be a statistical anomoly but odds are you're gaming the system somehow.
 
2014-03-02 05:06:03 PM  
Maybe the law should have said "...or method...". Some cheats mark the cards by denting with a fingernail. Method would cover the practice as well as the device.

And thanks for the excellent Addams Family reference!
 
2014-03-02 05:11:56 PM  
Wanted for questioning...
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2014-03-02 05:17:58 PM  
weirdfictionreview.com
 
2014-03-02 05:18:38 PM  

cretinbob: [media.whosay.com image 800x800]


That's um...well. That's a thing.
 
2014-03-02 05:20:28 PM  
One of the comments, to the article, shows that someone is catching the drift of what's happening here.  It simply said, "cheat inside casino".  Showing that they understand, that if one hopes to cheat the casino, it works better when you're inside of it, rather than, say out in the parking lot.  Next up, how to do it, I bet.
 
2014-03-02 05:22:52 PM  
I agree with the consensus that the guy was winning too much, nothing in the photo proves to me at least that he was cheating, not saying he was or wasn't but the photo in the article is useless in determining that.

as for the lap top i am pretty sure those aren't allowed on the casino floor.

surprised they have not banned smart phones.
 
2014-03-02 05:24:05 PM  
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2014-03-02 05:34:14 PM  
All right, I'm gonna give you a choice. You can either have the money and the hammer or you can walk out of here. You can't have both. What do you want?
 
2014-03-02 05:41:44 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: eas81: [thumbs2.modthesims.info image 392x393]

Your Welcome

A Lady Gaga threadjack?


Something something golf ball dimpler
 
2014-03-02 05:43:53 PM  
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2014-03-02 05:52:26 PM  
I'm guessing someone used something (a chart for counting cards would be my guess) and were able to successfully argue it wasn't a device and it wasn't equipment.  So they changed the law.
 
2014-03-02 05:58:02 PM  
shelovesmagazine.com
/oblig.
 
2014-03-02 06:07:44 PM  

cretinbob: a particular individual: You know: plants and birds and rocks and things.

great, now THAT'S stuck in my head


with Lady Gaga's penis


I'd be okay with Lady Gaga's penis stuck in my head.

If you know what I mean, and I don't think you do because I don't know what I mean.
 
2014-03-02 06:11:20 PM  

cretinbob: Suckmaster Burstingfoam: eas81: [thumbs2.modthesims.info image 392x393]

Your Welcome

A Lady Gaga threadjack?

[www.showbiz411.com image 500x340]

penis


theinspirationroom.com
 
2014-03-02 06:38:45 PM  
Wanted for questioning:

www.casinotoplists.com

We're counting cards...
 
2014-03-02 06:40:49 PM  
That's a slap on the wrist for Singapore. I think he should consider himself lucky.
 
2014-03-02 06:55:07 PM  

suburbanguy: That's a slap on the wrist for Singapore. I think he should consider himself lucky.


True, in some countries its a removal at the wrist..


I'm sure it's just to make sure Thing is not lonely or some thing.
 
2014-03-02 07:08:35 PM  
Cheating in a casino? That's a problem

/cheating is cheating. casino's do it, why not everyone?
 
2014-03-02 07:13:29 PM  
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2014-03-02 07:17:43 PM  
I play blackjack. it's funny if you win more than $500 they start doing stuff like watching you and changing dealers and shoes to break your flow.
 
2014-03-02 07:36:13 PM  

sithon: I play blackjack. it's funny if you win more than $500 they start doing stuff like watching you and changing dealers and shoes to break your flow.


They change your shoes or the dealer's shoes?

/confused
 
2014-03-02 07:37:56 PM  

a particular individual: You know: plants and birds and rocks and things.


Well, they were in the desert...
 
2014-03-02 07:40:37 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: They change your shoes or the dealer's shoes?


The dealers change shoes with each other. Then one of them walks a mile.
 
2014-03-02 08:27:19 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: sithon: I play blackjack. it's funny if you win more than $500 they start doing stuff like watching you and changing dealers and shoes to break your flow.

They change your shoes or the dealer's shoes?

/confused


The dealer changes shoes and you have to change your socks. Working in a casino is hell.
 
2014-03-02 08:40:39 PM  

GreenAdder: Dwight_Yeast: They change your shoes or the dealer's shoes?

The dealers change shoes with each other. Then one of them walks a mile.


upload.wikimedia.org


Walk a mile wearing one of these, damn thats brutal....
 
2014-03-02 09:31:02 PM  
i17.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-02 09:59:21 PM  

sithon: I play blackjack. it's funny if you win more than $500 they start doing stuff like watching you and changing dealers and shoes to break your flow.


So when do they comp you?  Or does that not happen anymore?
 
2014-03-02 10:16:27 PM  
The red handled scissors are Japanese ikebana or flower arranging scissors and they make very precise cuts in the woody stems of flowers that are then impaled on frogs which are bovronze beds of nails placed in the bottom of vases. There's a cheating technique where you imperceptibly scallop the edge of high cards and then substitute them during play so after a short time the high cards are scalloped and when you handle the deck you can find them readily using your fingernail rather than the pads of your fingers. That would also explain the multiple decks of cards. He purchased the decks at the casino and then scalloped them so he could substitute new cards in new differently colored decks as necessary when the decks were changed.
 
2014-03-02 10:36:06 PM  
Must be something lost in the Translation to English. I know Nevada law says "Device" which really is an open ended term but we all understand the meaning. I guess in China that Translates as a "Thing".
 
2014-03-02 11:36:41 PM  

sharphead: sithon: I play blackjack. it's funny if you win more than $500 they start doing stuff like watching you and changing dealers and shoes to break your flow.

So when do they comp you?  Or does that not happen anymore?


If you win more than $500 million. Gotta make it worthwhile for when you lose.
 
2014-03-02 11:56:01 PM  

OscarTamerz: The red handled scissors are Japanese ikebana or flower arranging scissors and they make very precise cuts in the woody stems of flowers that are then impaled on frogs which are bovronze beds of nails placed in the bottom of vases. There's a cheating technique where you imperceptibly scallop the edge of high cards and then substitute them during play so after a short time the high cards are scalloped and when you handle the deck you can find them readily using your fingernail rather than the pads of your fingers. That would also explain the multiple decks of cards. He purchased the decks at the casino and then scalloped them so he could substitute new cards in new differently colored decks as necessary when the decks were changed.


Huh?

I was loaned out to the Illinois Gaming Board for 3 years. We were given presentation on cheating by outside consultants occasionally.  They always had casino security camera videos showing the various techniques used by the cheaters.  My favorite was one specific blackjack cheat.  A dealer, who is in on the cheat, opens a new table.  A group immediately sits at all the spots on the table.  One guy has a black bag, from which he pulls out a shoe full of pre-arranged cards and gives it to the dealer and the dealer gives him the legit shoe, which goes into the bag.  Now they weren't subtle in doing this, they did it right across the table. Anybody not in on the scam could see them do this. They begin to play and everybody at the table is winning, once the shoe is out, they all jump and leave.  But, you'll never believe this, even with this brilliant set-up, they got caught.  I always wondered that, if you put this whole crew together, would you have had a triple digit IQ.
 
2014-03-03 12:02:00 AM  

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Your Welcome

A Lady Gaga threadjack?

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penis

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I'd Poker Face.
 
2014-03-03 01:37:59 AM  
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You know... thingy!
 
2014-03-03 02:07:03 AM  

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I want one.
 
2014-03-03 02:55:36 AM  
There are some tools and cards there. It's possible he was either marking cards or switching cards or something. The casinos take a dim view of that sort of shenanigan.
 
2014-03-03 05:55:49 AM  
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2014-03-03 07:26:09 AM  
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2014-03-03 07:53:23 AM  
Cosa Nostra is Italian for "Our Thing." So, there's that.

/Gambling is for people who own the house. And cheaters. Everyone else is a sucker just giving their money away.
//Never give a sucker an even break, or smarten up a chump.
 
2014-03-03 07:56:42 AM  

Lapdance: Must be something lost in the Translation to English. I know Nevada law says "Device" which really is an open ended term but we all understand the meaning. I guess in China that Translates as a "Thing".


It's probably a holdover from the British Empire. The Brits are much better than Americans at using Anglo-Saxon words to say what they mean, instead of wandering off into Latin and Greek.
 
2014-03-03 09:27:21 AM  
The casino's use card counting systems all the time.
 
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