Singapore casino cheat jailed for 22 months over smartphone slot scam

A member of a syndicate that attempted to cheat Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands casinos has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

In May, Singapore police announced that an international gang of three men and three women had been caught using electronic devices to predict big payouts on both casinos’ slot machines.

On Tuesday, the Straits Times reported that Czech national Rodoslav Skubnik had been sentenced to 22 months after admitting guilt on three charges of attempting to obtain an advantage for himself by cheating at play. The case marked Singapore’s first instance in which smartphone technology had been utilized to obtain such an edge.

According to Skubnik, he and his two Russian accomplices would use their smartphone video cameras to record play on slot machines made by a specific manufacturer. The recorded images would then be uploaded to a server that analyzed and decoded the data, which would then be loaded back onto the cheats’ phones for use in the casinos.

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