Many have often wondered if it’s possible to cheat a casino. Well let me just say, it is possible to cheat a casino as a Tanzanian Man recently showed us. The question still remains though, can you actually get away with it?
The real life cast depicted in the movie 21 almost did, and there are those that would say Lemburis Israel Kiuyo came pretty close to getting away with placing a $1000 chip on the a winning number after the betting portion of the game had concluded and the actual winning number had already been revealed.
In fact, the man did get a dealer to pay him $35,000 in casino chips!
The trouble is Kipuyo used that same method of cheating at three other roulette tables in the very same day. Perhaps he could have gotten away with it… If, as they always seem to say, he hadn’t gotten greedy.
An on the ball dealer at a roulette table finally noticed Kipuyo with a $1000 chip at her table that she hadn’t noticed in play before. She told her pit boss, and he set surveillance in motion.
That was all she wrote for the would be casino caper. Kipuyo placed another bet after the ball stopped spinning on the roulette will, and the casino manager contacted local police. Kipuyo was arrested, there’s no word yet as to his bail.
The scam sounds like an easy one to pull off, the real question is… is it worth it? Kipuyo is facing as many as 10 years in jail along with fines for cheating the casino. You can beat the house, but Kipuyo, the best odds are at the blackjack table.