Cheats and Hacks stories of gamblers for different casino games to beat the odds

Cheats and Hacks Stories

Many gamers want to cheat or find a hack to win a game at casino. The reason being winning at casinos is not so easy because casino games are very carefully designed to make sure you lose more money than you win.  Most of the games are therefore referred to as game of chance like the slot machines, or few table games and lotto games where you cannot do any thing to make a win. Neither of your skill or strategy works and you begin to lose your money rapidly. One thing but woks to create some wins is the working of the human mind. Yes mind is most powerful weapon for humans and thus cheats and hacks use this weapon to manipulate the game or calculate the probability to win.

Here find stories of such pro casino players who managed to beat the house and yet few were completely legal in doing so.

Craps dice throwing hack

Craps Dice Throw Hack

Craps is a table game where the casino allows you to throw the dice yourself. You’re allowed to hold, shuffle, and throw them however you want, even rub them on your any body part to make some magic for wins. The only stipulation is that the dice have to hit the far side of the table. The rubber pyramids along the edges are supposed to send the dice flying all over the place, so that any fancy dice-throwing technique you come up with will do nothing but give you a sad, pathetic illusion of control. Unless, that is, you’re someone like Dominic “The Dominator” LoRiggio.

He claims to have cracked dice physics in such a way as to command the result of a dice throw, rubber pyramids or not. For the low price of $149.50, he’ll teach you how to do it. Basically, in craps, you mostly want to avoid rolling a seven. The longer you can go without rolling seven, the more money you make. Dominator’s technique involves holding the dice like this, so no two sides add up to seven:

Dice Setter tells us that these two sides add up to six dots, which the boys in the lab tell us is less than seven and then throwing them in a specific way. Golden Touch“Use an underhand motion, as though you’re not completely comfortable with the use of human limbs.”

The idea is that the dice land flat on the table, transferring most of the energy to the table surface. By the time their journey reaches the table edge, they’re exhausted and just want to lay down with a good book, so the pyramids just sort of nudge them instead of bouncing them around. Apparently, the theory is sound if you can do it correctly.

Reading the backs of playing cards

Reading the back of playing cards

In 2012, professional poker champion Phil Ivey Rain-Manned the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City without possessing any high-end math skills. All he did was pay very close attention to the back of the playing cards:

The pattern of white dots were, of course, the same from one card to the next. But, Ivey noticed that they weren’t perfectly centered — the row of white dots on one side of the card was thinner than the other, due to a minute error when the cards were cut during manufacturing.

On the surface, this wouldn’t seem to be terribly helpful. But let’s say you could take all of the aces in a deck and spin them around 180 degrees — you would then have a way to figure out which cards were aces just by looking at the backs as long as the dealer never rotates them again, or changes decks.

So actually taking advantage of this little trick required an elaborate, ridiculous charade on For Ivey it was easy as he was a high roller player and had lots of money and high-rollers with gambling addictions are basically what keep casinos in operation.

So he was able to use the promise of a huge profit to negotiate with the casino to get a baccarat game set up just the way he wanted. In exchange for gambling a million dollars, he would get his own private table and have the cards shuffled by an automatic shuffler to avoid having a dealer screw up his scheme by turning the cards. He also requested a Mandarin-speaking dealer for no discernible reason (Ivey is not Chinese) other than making the whole thing seem like as much of an Ocean’s 11 caper as possible.

Ivey would start at low stakes, losing money while studying the backs of the cards. Then, citing superstition, his accomplice would ask the dealer to deal cards a certain way. If the card was a high-value card, she’d tell the dealer “Hao” (Mandarin for “good card”) and instructed the dealer to turn it over like you normally would. If the card was of low value, she’d say “Buhao” (“bad card”), and ask the dealer to turn it sideways, meaning it would wind up rotated 180 degrees when placed back in the deck. At that point, Ivey just needed to stay at that table long enough to get all of the cards “marked” the way he wanted, playing a bunch of low-stakes hands to get through the decks.

At that point, Ivey upped the stakes to the maximum and started trouncing the casino, supposedly winning $2.4 million in 16 hours of play. He repeated this several times months apart at the same casino, and when they got suspicious he allegedly lost $2 million of his $3.5 million winnings just to throw the casino off the scent.

Ivey has remained tight-lipped about his antics, making vague admissions while maintaining that what he does is a legitimate way to play. But Borgata sued him and in October 2014, a British court told him to return over $12 million to a London casino where he tried the same thing.

Getting an edge in Blackjack by distracting the dealer

Blackjack hack

Don Johnson too like Ivey was a high roller and casinos don’t like Johnson much because he just keeps winning all the time.  Johnson figured out a lot of tips to gain the upper hand at the casino over the years, but one of his techniques is exploiting dealer error.  The game of blackjack, for example, requires dealers to be pretty quick with their math, since it’s all about collecting cards that add up to 21 (just one over, and you lose). Dealer errors — like if the dealer mistakenly adds a losing 22 hand up to 21 — can get you all sorts of perks, from a free bet to just paying you out for the hand anyway.

There are extensive guides dealing with how to maximize the chance of such errors. Tips range from playing during the graveyard shifts, to distracting the dealer with unrelated questions, to exuding an unpleasant smell. Johnson, would do everything from intimidating the dealers by angrily staring at them, to using his clout to hire scantily dressed porn stars to pretend to be his girlfriends just to boobsmack the dealer into a quivering mess. He  thus once won $15 million in a single weekend

Beating the lottery games

Hacks for lottery games

The lottery games are a game of chance as the odds of winning a lottery jackpot are still tens of millions to one but players are crazy for lotteries. An MIT senior named James Harvey figured out a way to rig the lottery in his favor by using book smarts, which are the natural enemy of gambling magnates everywhere. His solution came from the fact that some lotteries use a “roll-down” system. That means that if no one person wins the jackpot by guessing all six numbers, then the amount is equally distributed among those who guessed four or five numbers, which is statistically easier to do. Harvey simply realized that one person could still theoretically win the jackpot if they owned all of those less impressive tickets.

He tested his theory on the Massachusetts “Cash WinFall” state lottery, which sold tickets for $2, paid out $2 million, and offered odds of 9,366,819 to 1. What that means is that you’d have to buy around 10 million tickets ($20 million total) to rig the jackpot in your favor, but then you’d only win back a 10th of your investment and whatever the price of smug satisfaction is. Harvey figured out, however, that the odds of guessing four or five numbers ran at a more comfortable 39,028 to 1.

So, Harvey and a few friends pooled together $1,000 to buy 500 tickets and see where the odds took them. Even with enough tickets to fill a bathtub, they still only had a few winners with three or four out of six numbers. But after the roll-down, these tickets nabbed them $3,000, three times what they invested.

Over time, the operation grew when more MIT students heard about how Harvey had gamed the system, and turned cracking the lottery into a profitable enterprise. It’s estimated that Harvey’s syndicate spent between $17 and 18 million on lottery tickets over seven years, and made over $3 million profit — not a bad return on what must have been quite a bit of time spent standing at the counter of convenience stores.

It didn’t take long for lottery officials to find out about the scheme, but since Harvey and co weren’t technically cheating, and the lottery was still making the same profit, they didn’t do anything about it until some journalists started snooping into the suspicious fact that the same group of students kept winning the lottery every week, after which the officials quietly discontinued the game.

Hacked the scratchies lotto

hack for scratchies

Mohan Srivastava, a Canadian statistician, was cleaning out his desk when he discovered an old gag gift from a friend lotto scratch tickets. After winning three bucks on one of the tickets, he got to wondering how he could crack the scratch ticket code, which sounds like the plot to a Dan Brown novel after he’s far beyond running out of ideas.

What occurred to him is that scratch tickets cannot be produced randomly, because that would enable the possibility of randomly generating a dozen billion-dollar winners that would crash the system and thus there had to be a pattern. Srivastava, being a statistician worth his salt, accidentally solved the pattern on his lunch break.

He turned his attention to a specific game  basically a tic-tac-toe game that asks the player to match a series of visible numbers against the numbers under the scratchable coating. It takes a bit of math knowledge to understand exactly what he did, but in short, Srivastava discovered that the frequency of the visible numbers gave insight into what numbers appeared under the scratch zone and he became so good at predicting it that he didn’t even have to scratch his tickets to know if he’d won. Unlike the techniques above that just gave players a slight edge over the house, Srivastava’s technique was 90 percent accurate. The more he bought, the more he’d win, until somebody caught on. Being Canadian, Srivastava didn’t use his mathematical scratch-hacking to become a millionaire, but instead politely reported his findings to Scratch Ticket Headquarters so they could correct it, presumably apologizing the whole time for his nosiness. (Inputs from Chris Rio and Doron S)

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