In February, the Brussels investigating judge Gaudius placed two men suspected of scamming a Brussels casino out of 350,000 euros under arrest. It is thought they cheated on the roulette tables. One of the two suspects was a regular customer at the establishment, and won 157,000 euros thanks to their fraudulent system. The second suspect is a supervisor. The two men are still in custody, the Brussels Prosecutor’s office has said. The system was as simple as it was clever. The player bet his money when the dealer had already spun the roulette. He spoke quietly, so the dealer didn’t know which number he had put his money on. When the roulette stopped, the supervisor, who was near the table, said he had put his money on the winning number.
The two men continued the scam for three years. During this time, the player went to the casino nearly every week, and won nearly 157,000 euros. The total amount is estimated to be around 350,000 euros. Eventually a dealer figured out their scam, and told the casino management in January 2015. The player and supervisor were arrested the following month. They appeared before an investigating judge, who placed them under arrest.