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Team PokerStars Members Sued For Allegedly Cheating At Craps

Leo Fernandez and Veronice Dabul Accused Of Illegal Sliding Technique That Netted Over $700,000 At Las Vegas Casino

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Leo FernandezAccording to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the Wynn is suing Leo Fernandez, a member of Team PokerStars Pro and Veronica Dabul, a former member, for allegedly cheating while playing craps this summer at their Las Vegas casino.

The Argentinian duo reportedly won over $700,000 by using a dice throwing technique known as “sliding” to give them a better edge. After the two were spotted on security tapes performing the illegal technique, the Nevada Gaming Control Board was called to confirm and the two were arrested on July 18.

Dabul was released from custody after two days and Fernandez was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. Dabul has nearly $200,000 in lifetime live tournament earnings with numerous cashes at the World Series of Poker and on the Latin American Poker Tour. Fernandez has earned over $1.1 million, the majority of which was earned for a runner-up finish at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller event last January.

Dice sliding gives the shooter a significantly higher chance of avoiding “crapping out” after a point has been established. If a shooter can slide a specific die to stay on a six, for example, then the other die, which is tossed in the air and far enough to hit the back wall, only has a 1 in 6 chance of losing. Savvy gamblers will then bet the higher numbers around the point and “box cars,” which is when a 12 is rolled. The odds of rolling a box car decrease to 1 in 6, but get paid out at 30-1 when it is hit.

Casino floormen or boxmen instruct shooters to make sure that both dice hit the back wall to make the roll truly random, but have been known to let improper rolls stand to appease beginners and those with weaker throws. To combat sliding, casinos have begun to install table bumps to force dice to tumble randomly. Fernandez and Dabul are suspected of employing others to distract the floormen so that their rolls were allowed.

 
 
 
 

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jofay
almost 9 years ago

This isn't f**king cheating you tards. they are given the same dice as every other person who plays the game. If they brought in 'fixed' dice then yes, absolutely it's cheating. If the casinos are stupid enough to let a loophole of a throwing technique affect their odds then too bad for them. Innocent!

 
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LisaJax
almost 9 years ago

And the latest in Full Tilt Poker news is...............kiss your money Bye Byeeeeee. :-) As Porky Pig might say: THATS ALL FOLKS!

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http://www.pokernews.com/news/2011/10/alderney-gambling-control-commission-full-tilt-poker-11147.htm#c

 
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LisaJax
almost 9 years ago

Dear WimpyPiece_of_S#@%22,

Once again, very few if any of the people (so-called "Pros") who had significant bankrolls on FTP actually lost any of their OWN money. It was all just "funny money" garnered by taking advantage of poor saps and degenerate gamblers over the years who literally gave their money away to feed their habits. Those guys I do have a slight pang of compassion for, but as they say "A fool and his money are soon parted". So the DOJ actually did the little fish a favor by protecting them from themselves, and for this we should thank the US Government for stepping in.

 
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zerofan
almost 9 years ago

LisaJax IS A MAN!!!! For those of you that think otherwise.

 
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bparmalee
almost 9 years ago

I have to say I do think "sliding" is a form of cheating.....at the very least its an angle shot. I mean you arent rolling the dice you are pushing or sliding one and tossing the other. It differs from counting cards because you are when you are "sliding" you arent play the game as intended. That being said... I say it was a good try. I mean I am for anything that has the casino paying out. So good effort.... next time cheat better. I dont like to see regular people ripped off but I say take all the shots you want at the casinos. Not an easy mark but hey.... more honorable than other schemes.

 
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