Australian casino loses $34M in Ocean's Eleven-style scam: Report 0
A casino in Australia was bilked of about $34 million in a high-tech Ocean's Eleven-style scam, a local newspaper reported.
Sources told the Herald Sun that a hacker accessed the video surveillance system at Crown Melbourne and fraudulently won millions in eight hands of cards in what is likely Australia's largest casino scam.
The foreign gambler was booted from the casino's hotel in the middle of the night and banned when casino staff uncovered the massive fraud. An employee was also fired.
The newspaper said the man was somehow told how to bet with the help of an unauthorized person who viewed surveillance footage of the card games.
A casino spokesman said the casino is likely to recover a significant amount of the stolen cash.
"Crown's surveillance department recently reported concerns over a sophisticated betting scam. A Crown investigation is underway and is ongoing," the spokesman told the newspaper.
Police are investigating.