blog Well, you don’t see one of these every day; in fact, outside of the fictional world of Ocean’s Eleven, you don’t tend to see this kind of story at all, let alone in Australia. The ABC reports that a high-roller gambler has scammed Melbourne’s Crown Casino of $32 million, with what looks to be the assistance of the casino’s own in-house surveillance system. The ABC reports (we recommend you click here for the full article):
Barron Stringfellow, an international gambling security consultant who trains regulatory authorities in Victoria, says it appears the high roller and his accomplice tapped into Crown’s security systems. “Then, through a wireless transmission to his ear during his eight hands of play, he was told exactly what plays would be beneficial to make,” he told ABC local radio.
Frankly, we can’t help but find this kind of thing incredible. An organisation as large as Crown should have very stringent security controls around all aspects of its business. If a dedicated gambler with some help from the inside was able to break through those controls this easily, one suspects Crown has a great deal of work to do to secure it’s IT infrastructure. Perhaps it’s time Crown got the big guns over from Vegas to help it lockdown its systems?