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Nepalese man jailed for cheating in casinos by marking cards

Published on Apr 1, 2014 8:31 AM
 
A Nepalese man who visited the two casinos here and marked playing cards to increase his chances of winning was yesterday sentenced to five months in prison. -- ST GRAPHIC

A Nepalese man who visited the two casinos here and marked playing cards to increase his chances of winning was yesterday sentenced to five months in prison.

Limbu Aadarsh, who is here on a social visit pass, used the "card daubing" technique on high value cards so he would know which ones to bet on when playing games such as poker and blackjack.

The 30-year-old applied coloured powdery substances to the back of playing cards when he got the chance to handle them. This was done either by hand, or using modified cash chips that would deliver the substances. In this manner, Aadarsh managed to win more than $6,000 from the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa casinos between last November and March this year.

But the ploy was discovered after he used a modified chip in a losing bet and a croupier noticed the irregularities on it.

 
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