Sometimes our attention is sticked to a person who earned his fame due to the actions or deeds that definitely cannot be treated as feats. For instance, the jail breakers that outwit a security system and left the jail without being noticed or IT professionals, hackers that can beat any computer systems and codes, etc. Casino cheaters can be referred to the same category. However, such people deserve to be known and admired by others as they have brilliant mind due to which they managed to cheat at casinos and earn incredible amounts.
Honest player, honest dealer
One of the greatest casino cheaters in the history of gambling was Richard Marcus. His gambling activity began humbly and developed in a quite strange manner. At first, Marcus was known as honest player that tried to earn his living at land-based casino. However, more often he lost than won and once the player appeared to sleep under the bridge. Then, he decided it was not an option and went looking for a job of blackjack and baccarat dealer. That's how the greatest cheater experienced the other side of the fence and figured out all peculiarities of casino security and other measures just like the famous blackjack cheater, Dustin Marks.
Since that time he began to make different schemes, to notice details and to keep in mind various consequences which helped him to provide the most stunning casino cheat that was ever known in a history.
Well, how could Marcus do that? Actually he had one certain move. The man bet 3 red chips of $ 5 value. It is obvious that such bet couldn't arouse the dealer's interest. So imagine what was a surprise of the dealer if the player began to dance and scream imitating happiness when there were 3 red chips and the hand won. The player also was screaming that the last brown cheap belonged to him. And at that moment the dealer noticed the forth brown cheap of $ 500 value under the reds that meant a winning of more than $ 1.000. That legendary move was named Savannah by Marcus. Several years before the move was widely applied by the cheater he met Balls Abramovitz that introduced him to Pat Mallery. As the result they made a great past posting team and provided the overwhelming scam.
Richard Marcus decided on retirement in 2000. At that time his earnings from casino cheating made approximately Â£ 7.000.000.
"American Roulette" is one of the Marcus' famous books based on his own path from broken gambler to the successful cheater. The title can already give a description - the topical theme is cheating at roulette, in which Richard Marcus applied different cheating methods.
Talking about popular "The World's Greatest Gambling Scams" every reader can learn a lot of interesting stuff from there concerning various cheat details and methods, e.g. marking cards, the collaboration with dealer, adding chips, etc. The "Dirty Poker" is more referred to the poker cheat as you can guess. Every book of R. Marcus gained an overwhelming success and public approval.