Monday, December 06, 2004
9 months of nail-biting pays off
Three eastern European gamblers got to keep their ill-gotten gains after all. They used a laser-equipped cell phone linked wirelessly to a personal computer to calculate where the ball would drop on a roulette wheel, allowing them to "fait vos jeux" before the third spin of the wheel was complete. They were caught and had all their winnings confiscated and their bank accounts frozen for nine months; but no law had been broken and no casino rule had been violated. I'll bet the casino changes its rules!