5 of the most daring casino robberies
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Casino: Soboba Casino, Las Vegas
Year: 2005. Account: $ 1.5 million
Having abandoned modern gadgets and other ingenious devices, Eric Alan Aguilera and Roland Luda Ramos decided to use the old proven methods. Well armed, they broke into the casino. Having tied up three guards and seven more taking hostage, they walked through the halls of the casino and gathered no small sum. Coming out of the casino, they tried to hide from the police by car, but they did not go far.
Year: 1993. Account: $ 2.5 million
They say that love makes us do strange things. So in 1993, a pair of lovers, Heather Tallchief and Roberto Solis set off, in their armored truck, on a tour of America. The exact account of the robbed casinos we do not know. But after the couple had collected $ 2.5 million, Solis decided that money was more important to him than the beloved. Taking all the money, he disappeared, leaving Heather with nothing.
Casinos: several in California
Year: 1970s. Score: nothing
Although, as such, the robbery failed, but the audacity of this attempt to rob the casino puts them in third place. In the 1970s, several enterprising students at the University of California developed miniature computers with the ability to read the movement of the roulette wheel. They inserted one sensor into each shoe and went to look for happiness at the roulette table. Tolya by chance, they did not calculate the toli of something, at the most crucial moment the sensors were short and flashed. It is not surprising that after such an event the entrance to the casino to these guys was closed.
Casino: Crown, Perth
Year: 2013. Account: $ 33 million (AUS)
The brilliant "nerd" managed to connect to the surveillance cameras at Crown Casino in Perth, Australia. By manipulating cameras, he was able to look at cards from dealers, after which he spoke these combinations to his partner through a micro-earphone. The casinos were able to quickly detect the fake player and arrest him, but they still could not take the hacker himself.
Casinos: various around the world
Year: 1979-1993. Score: multimillion
The exploits of the MIT Blackjack team are already listed in the "tutorials" how to beat the casino. For 14 years, this team of students from Harvard University, with the help of mathematical calculations beat the casino. During his career, this team was able to multi-million winnings.Despite the collapse of the main backbone of the group, the care of its leaders, the team still beats the various casinos, thanks to the infusion of young geeks into their ranks.