Friday, September 02, 2011

All-Time Poker Cheating, Online Poker Cheating and Casino Cheating Money List Now Published!

Lots of you have been waiting for this list and here it is, compiled as accurately as humanly possible. Although the online poker cheat at the top of this all-time casino and poker cheating money list is of now surprise, some of the other names here might indeed surprise you.



1) Russ Hamilton: online poker ( $16,500,000 Never Charged; 2) Dennis Sean McAndrew: Slot machine cheating rings 15,500,000 two prison sentences; 3) Pat Mallery: casino pastposting/pinching 8,000,000 charged with 0 convictions; 4) Phuong Quoc Truong: Inside Baccarat Scams 6,500,000 seven yrs prison; 5) Van Thu Tran: Inside Baccarat Scams 5,250,000 three yrs prison; 6) Richard Marcus: casino pastposting/pinching 5,000,000 Never Charged; 7) Andre Nestor: Slot machines 3,500,000 Criminal Case Pending; 8) Tommy Glenn Carmichael: Slot machines 3,000,000 one yr prison; 9) Balls Abramowitz: casino pastposting/pinching 2,500,000 charged, 0 convictions; 10) Monique Laurent: rigging roulette wheels 2,000,000 1 yr prison

Honorable Mention: All the poker and casino cheats in the Poker Cheating and Casino Cheating Hall of Fame

You can read in-depth about all these infamous poker and casino cheats on the Hall of Fame page

Lock Poker and Poker Run Away From Portuguese Online Poker Cheat Jose "Girah" Macedo

Online Poker Cheat Macedo

Lock Poker and Poker have distanced themselves from poker player Jose “Girah” Macedo over the past weekend and both have released him from contract. It seems that “Macedo” confessed to participating in a high roller scam at these sites. Allegedly Macedo who is well known at Lock Poker and Poker, had invited some friends to the sites for some poker games, but one friend took a big hit and lost more money than he wanted, and that’s when Macedo decided to teach him how to cheat.

Macedo, who is know by the nickname, Portuguese Poker Prodigy, had become a very respected and trusted player among internet gamblers and once he was able to persuade them to manage their online skype meetings where he was given total access to their cards during each hand, which he then passed on to that player’s rivals at the table. Since his cheating days and ultimate exposure, Macedo has agreed to reimburse amounts totaling $300,000 to all players involved in his scams.

Officials at Lock Poker released a statement stating they had no idea of this cheating scam and were in absolute shock when told about it and who was involved. They have banned Macedo permanently, and Poker who had just joined with Macedo as a coach in the tutorial video content force has terminated their alliance with Macedo. The online poker community itself is left confused and frustrated by Macedo’s actions. Why would a poker pro with a good reputation risk it all? Money, respect, career and integrity for such a small total of cash, it is shameful.

My Take: This is what all the online poker networks do when a cheat is exposed inside them. What does it mean as far as the anti-cheating safety of Lock Poker and Poker Nothing really. Whether or not more online poker cheat scandals emerge on these networks is still a random proposition.

Canadian Reservation Blackjack Flashing Hole-Card Cheat Scam Called "Stupid" But Still Netted Nearly a Hundred Grand Before Tanking Out

The Asians involved in this dealer/player inside casino cheat scam may not have been as sharp as the Tran Organization, which also specialized in cheating Canadian casinos, but they still managed to cheat their target casino out of nearly a $100, spite of being called stupid by the judge who accepted the cheats plea bargains.


A Chinese immigrant who cheated at the Golden Eagle Casino says he didn't know why the dealer initiated the three-month-long scam.

Xiajun "Jim" Zhuang, 32, pleaded not guilty to cheating at play, but guilty to the lesser included offence of theft under $5,000, for knowingly cheating the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority of $1,500 between October 2008 and January 2009.

He was sentenced Monday to a conditional discharge that will spare him a criminal record after he completes five months on probation and repays the stolen money.

Zhuang was one of several customers who benefitted from a crooked dealer who is alleged to have cheated the casino of $86,000 between August 2008 and January 2009, Crown prosecutor Mitch Piche told Judge David Kaiser.

The dealer was seen on surveillance video flashing cards at players, offering insurance to Blackjack players after looking at cards and seeing the player would lose and letting players know when they would win so they could increase their bets, Piche said.

Zhuang was an experienced gambler who knew how to benefit from the dealer's practices.

He was "pushy and persistent," but less culpable than the dealer, Piche said.

Defence lawyer Wei Woo, who appeared by telephone, said his client is a landed immigrant with limited English.

The dealer did not take any profit for himself and Zhuang didn't know why the dealer offered him the opportunities to cheat, Woo said.

Woo blamed the casino for causing the problem, saying it did not appropriately monitor its dealer, who drew players into the offences.

His client showed "stupidity as a new immigrant" by participating in the theft, Woo said.

The conditional discharge is important to Zhuang, who would be at risk of deportation if he incurred a criminal record, Woo said.

Woo said the Crown's suggestion of an eight-month probation was too harsh since his client has agreed to repay the $1,500 and has lost more than $20,000 to the casino.

Kaiser sentenced Zhuang to five months probation, ordered he pay restitution and not go into any SIGA casinos.

Two other players were sentenced last month for participating in the scams. Reuben Ian Bear was sentenced to 12 months on probation for theft and ordered to pay $1,250 restitution. Wade Wang, who had no criminal record, pleaded guilty to cheating at play and was granted a conditional discharge of 12 months on probation and immediately repaid the $2,500 he had taken. Co-accused Christopher Stone-Spyglass and Ken Mark return to court Sept. 28.