Roulette Shoe Scam
It is possible to win roulette games with a help of your shoe. It has been really proven, so now, everybody should rush into the magic shops to get the magic shoes. But there are only two disadvantages – there are no magic shops and no magic shoes…
The name of the scam reminds of old sitcom “Get Smart”, where the main hero Maxwell Smart had a shoe phone. It was back in 1965 but in 12 years it became reality and the peak of the invention was in 2005. But let’s do everything chronologically.
1965. It was a mere prank of the script writers of the TV show and we won’t be serious about that, though it was really funny.
1977. A real shoe scam practice took place in the roulette games. Doyne Farmer, also known as a pioneer of the chaos theory, invented a device, which was used for approximate defining the winning numbers in the roulette game. No magic was used – only science, knowledge and creative mind.
Science was physics. They used the data of the spinning wheel speed, ball’s speed, and the wheel swing’s inclination.
Knowledge was the way of the processing the obtained data. It was in the faraway past, when the computers were of giant sizes and required much space.
Creative mind was used to make such shoes, with the help of which it was possible to communicate with the“partners.” At the stage of the plan incarnation preparation the Farmer’s group bought a second-hand roulette wheel, which became a training apparatus for them.
The whole system worked smoothly. One man, usually Farmer, was wearing the magic pair of shoes. The device received all the data and processed it faster than 15 seconds (time between the ball is thrown and its final stop) and buzzed out the ball’s future destination on the Farmer’s right big toe. In his turn, Farmer “sent data” with his left big toe to his friends, wearing a magic shoe too, and then they made the bets.
History Repeats Itself
Actually, it was a brilliant invention for those times. And in 2005 Hungarian tourist Laszlo Sendor Kovacs was caught for using the similar device but of the newer version. He was arrested at the Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia.
Kovacs won $200,000 before the surveillance staff had “a talk” with him. They had been hunting him for quite a long time, but did not have any proofs of the scamming. The key hint was that all the time the “hero” was trying to put his foot under the roulette table.
The police found $74,184 in cash and chips on Kovacs' body. Also they were surprised when they found $10,000 in his underpants. That is how the story of the almost great “shoe winner” ended.
Wonderful invention of the casinos in Las Vegas. They inscribe in it everybody, who was brave enough to cheat and win millions on that but later was caught red-handed, imprisoned and nobody wants to see him/her in the house.