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Stud poker cheat gets two year
prison term in Italy

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Mike Caro says:

Interesting story submitted by my colleague Bill Handy. A few things need clarifying. Bill asks how management knew that the cheater had folded good cards. Good question.

And I wonder what happened to the final $21,000 Euros won during the police investigation? Did the victims just suffer, or was there an attempt to distribute the winnings equitably to those players? Plus, the method used to cheat is ancient and was common in Gardena, California and elsewhere 50 years ago.

So, I’m unclear about what new technology was employed. Also, why was an accomplice “who sniffed and snorted” needed? Finally, if this is the first case of its kind in Italy — well, that’s just plain scary and illustrates how little protection poker players have worldwide. — MC

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