The World's Greatest Gambling Scams
Barney Kelly's racing coup in Ireland nets him 5,000,000 pounds; a group of greyhound trainers secretly feed the favorite before the race; Louis Colavecchio scams casinos with fake chips; Australian businessman Laurie Connell plays the races in the 1970s.
Trainers in NSW use performance-enhancing drugs; the lead programmer of a slot-machine manufacturer admits to rigging the machines; the South African gambling industry contends with pre-marked card decks; a dealer cheats her employers out of a million dollars.
Two friends make about $300,000 using the classic 'walkaway' scam; Ida Summers gets away with slight-of-hand for years; professional card counter Andrew Scott starts an empire; a Scottish scammer turns to arson to disguise a forged bet.
Richard Marcus masters 'pass posting,' the trick of placing bets after the roulette wheel is spun; a group of small-time gangsters scheme to swap sprinters for marathon dogs in the greyhound races; Tommy Hyland wreaks havoc as an infamous card counter; the notorious Dennis Nickrash cheats at the slots.
Magician Dustin Marx uses his card skills to cheat casinos out of millions; Sherie Chenova uses 'pass posting' and goes undetected for 4 years; a man builds a craps table at home and practices throwing dice for 3 hours per day; three Aussie blackjack players take on casinos in a legal battle after being banned for card counting.
MIT students are barred when their card counting is caught; music producer Gonzales Plios notices that a roulette wheel has a flaw; a Melbourne schoolteacher becomes obsessed with beating poker machines; an ex-cop turns to card counting.
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