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Casinos Have No Solution To Russian Slot Machine Cheat

Discussion in 'CASINO NEWS' started by Mben, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    In early June 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of days—gone haywire. The government-approved software that powers such machines gives the house a fixed mathematical edge, so that casinos can be certain of how much they’ll earn over the long haul—say, 7.129 cents for every dollar played. But on June 2 and 3, a number of Lumiere’s machines had spit out far more money than they’d consumed, despite not awarding any major jackpots, an aberration known in industry parlance as a negative hold. Since code isn’t prone to sudden fits of madness, the only plausible explanation was that someone was cheating.

    Casino security pulled up the surveillance tapes and eventually spotted the culprit, a black-haired man in his thirties who wore a Polo zip-up and carried a square brown purse. Unlike most slots cheats, he didn’t appear to tinker with any of the machines he targeted, all of which were older models manufactured by Aristocrat Leisure of Australia. Instead he’d simply play, pushing the buttons on a game like Star Drifter or Pelican Pete while furtively holding his iPhone close to the screen.

    Read the full article here. How they cheated is revealed.
  2. PMM

    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

    Now that was a seriously long article. I got lost at times in the technical stuff, but not to bad.
    Very interesting indeed.
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  3. Mobilecasinos24

    Mobilecasinos24 NEW MEMBER

    The guy has a talent unlocking a way to make some cash on the older slot. If I were the casino I will just remove those old machine since their security features is not enough but this will come at the expense of the casino. It is not the russian man fault but it was the manufacturers fault.
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  4. PMM

    PMM No Deposit Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I am sure as manufacturers go forward, they will take what this has taught them. The new games are going to be harder and harder to find that tiny loophole.
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