BACCARAT DEALER PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLVEMENT IN CHEATING SCHEME

Posted by freemexy on April 25th, 2019

You may have heard a little something about Phil Ivey cheating in a baccarat game. Now, I am on the record as saying I dont believe his edge-sorting gambit was exactly cheating, but I can certainly understand why people would have the opposite opinion. But Im not here to talk about Phil Ivey again there is a much more cut-and-dry incident of baccarat cheating that happened and the dealer (yes, dealer) who was the main perpetrator pleaded guilty this week in federal court.First reported by Washington D.C.'s NBC4, Ming Zhang, a baccarat dealer at MGM National Harbor Casino in Maryland, conspired with at least one player a year ago to bilk the casino out of ,046,560. 카지노사이트

The scheme sounds like it was quite simple and, frankly, I find it amazing that Zhang and friends werent caught immediately. According to court filings, Zhang showed part of the deck to his co-conspirator, who then took a picture of it. Zhang returned the cards to the deck, but did not shuffle them. Presumably, his player accomplice and possibly others then referred to the photo so that they would know what cards were coming and could increase their bets accordingly.The indictment stated the obvious, If a bettor knows the order in which cards appear in the deck, the bettor can predict the outcome of any given baccarat hand with near-perfect accuracy and place bets accordingly, the indictment said.

To further explain how insanely large of an advantage someone would have if they knew what cards were on the way, let's briefly look at how baccarat works.*The game is played between the player and the dealer, though the gambler is not really competing against the dealer like in blackjack. The player and dealer are literally just designations for two different hands. The gambler can bet that either the player or dealer wins or he can bet on a tie.Two cards are dealt face up to the player and the dealer. Twos through nines are worth face value, tens through kings are worth zero, and aces are worth one. The cards are added up and the ones-digit of the sum is used as the score (ex: a three and four gives the value of seven, while eight plus nine also equals seven).

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