The head of a Vietnamese gang, experience defrauding casinos out of millions of dollars was sentenced to 70 months in prison by a federal judge in San Diego, California, this week. Phuong Quoc Truong, a Vietnamese immigrant living in San Diego, plead guilty to his part online gambling organization "a gang of casino jackets, worked in casinos throughout the United States and took down more than $ 7 million in five years.
According to federal prosecutors bribed gang casino dealers to use "false mixes" and other card tricks to insure that the actors received winning hands of blackjack and mini-baccarat games in casinos around the country. the list of casinos hit by scammers stretching from California to Connecticut, including Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
German authorities have prosecuted dozens of gang members involved in the scam, including more than thirty, have entered guilty pleas in exchange for lighter sentences. Although most gang members of Vietnamese descent, was a of the accused co-conspirators Jakob Nickels, a pit boss at a Seattle-area casino affected by the scam. Jacob Nickels father, Greg Nickels, was mayor of Seattle when his son was convicted and sentenced to three months in federal prison for his role in the scheme.
The scam centered on a technique called a "false shuffle". After scamming bribed dealers, dealers would create blocks of unshuffled card shoes for their blackjack and mini-baccarat games. These blocks of cards, called "slugs", would create winning hands for the players. The dealer would start taking Free Casino would actors establish large bets on cards they knew would vinde.Foruden his stiff punishment for leading the group, will Truong lose millions of dollars in property, including two homes, a Porsche and a Rolex watch that cover fines and restitution payments.