John Connolly

Asia leading the way in the forgery of gaming assets Fake Chips

Asia leading the way in the forgery of gaming assets Fake Chips

Fake Chips Asia leading the way in the forgery of gaming assets Arrested in June 2005 in the largest casino in Spain, Casino Gran Madrid, were a couple of Chinese nationals who were caught red handed with 40 forged gaming chips of 250 Euro, value totalling 10,000 Euros, while attempting to play them on the simple chances on roulette. Police said at the time that they may have been part of a much l... »

Big Brother Facial Recognition Surveillance

Big Brother Facial Recognition Surveillance

When Big Brother was watched by Surveillance. In  April 1999 David Wai Sang Fung, who is known as Big Brother and the leader of the organised Asian baccarat cheat team, which is the scourge of many casinos World- wide, had brought his team to Budapest. On entering the city they walked into one of the neighbouring casinos, which had a Baccarat (Punto Banco) table. This table didn´t usually get much... »

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A Scam So Simple ! How Easily We Become Distracted

A Scam So Simple Continuing with great tales of the unsavoury characters that frequent the gaming establishment from John Connolly Simple tricks that somehow have us all confused. In the last year of the old millennium a large group of Armenians swept across Europe’s casinos with the simplest of tricks which made them hundreds of thousands. In countries from the far East of Europe to the tip of Sp... »

Tactics of The Organised Italian Cheat Team

Tactics of The Organised Italian Cheat Team

Italian Cheat Team Thanks again to John Connolly to allow us at C4D to share his enthralling stories about the tactics and underhand methods of the more unscrupulous people who frequent the Casinos Tactics of the Organised Italian cheat team, by John Connolly It’s almost sixteen years ago to the day, that I assisted in the opening of possibly the most well known casino in what is today called Cent... »

Is It Really Cheating ! Card Counting

Is It Really Cheating ! Card Counting

Card Counting I have to confess that I once tried the art of card counting a very long time ago. It must be at least over 20 years ago and it was in a Stakis Casino in Leeds and the GM at the time was one Dave Croft. We acquired a book (my father and I) on card counting and we read it over and over again then we got the cards out and began to practice and practice. It wasn’t a particularly d... »

City of cheats (like father like son).

City of cheats (like father like son).

Continuing with more stories of those whom take advantage with there unscrupulous skill sets, and thank you once again to John for allowing me to reproduce his work City of Cheats. by John Connolly City of cheats (like father like son). The city of Casale Monferrato in Northern Italy is infamous for housing the largest population of roulette pastposters or poussettisti as they are known (taken fro... »

Cheating Does it Really Happen in Casinos

Cheating Does it Really Happen in Casinos

Cheating Does it Really Happen Not always a subject spoken about but within the industry it happens, wherever there is money, temptation is not far away. This is a subject that I know very little about so I have asked a few people to contribute.John Connolly has kindly granted permission to publish some articles from his blog The Dealer was being ridiculed. By John Connolly The dealer was being ri... »