World's Greatest Gambling Scams
Greedy, crafty and just plain brilliant gamblers and cheaters try everything from rigging slot machines to taking down entire casinos.
S01:E01 - Most Ingenious
Barney Kelly's racing coup in Ireland nets him 5,000,000 pounds; a group of greyhound trainers secretly feed the favorite before the race; Louis Colavecchio scams casinos with fake chips; Australian businessman Laurie Connell plays the races in the 1970s.
S01:E02 - Inside Jobs
Trainers in NSW use performance-enhancing drugs; the lead programmer of a slot-machine manufacturer admits to rigging the machines; the South African gambling industry contends with pre-marked card decks; a dealer cheats her employers out of a million dollars.
S01:E03 - Most Daring
Two friends make about $300,000 using the classic 'walkaway' scam; Ida Summers gets away with slight-of-hand for years; professional card counter Andrew Scott starts an empire; a Scottish scammer turns to arson to disguise a forged bet.
S01:E04 - Most Notorious
Richard Marcus masters 'pass posting,' the trick of placing bets after the roulette wheel is spun; a group of small-time gangsters scheme to swap sprinters for marathon dogs in the greyhound races; Tommy Hyland wreaks havoc as an infamous card counter; the notorious Dennis Nickrash cheats at the slots.
S01:E05 - Most Skillful
Magician Dustin Marx uses his card skills to cheat casinos out of millions; Sherie Chenova uses 'pass posting' and goes undetected for 4 years; a man builds a craps table at home and practices throwing dice for 3 hours per day; three Aussie blackjack players take on casinos in a legal battle after being banned for card counting.
S01:E06 - Unusual Suspects
MIT students are barred when their card counting is caught; music producer Gonzales Plios notices that a roulette wheel has a flaw; a Melbourne schoolteacher becomes obsessed with beating poker machines; an ex-cop turns to card counting.
S01:E07 - Geek Cheats
An Eastern European gang scams a whopping 1 million pounds from one of London's casinos; a computer programmer responsible for the American tote system hands unclaimed slips to his friend; a young data imputer exploits a flaw in the greyhound race system; Lazlo Kavak scams Australian casinos out of thousands.
S01:E08 - Most Outrageous
Crooked croupiers fiddle the baccarat game; a team of Irish scammers enlist the help of their whole village to manipulate the odds on a greyhound; an Australian jockey deliberately falls from his horse to fix a race.
S01:E09 - Gizmos and Gadgets
In the 1970s, two Californians changed the world of scamming forever by inventing the first computer to bet on roulette; a teenager invents an ingenious gadget to outwit slot machines; a British couple robs a South African casino of 3 million using a clever gadget.
S01:E10 - Got Away With It
US casinos lose millions to a team of angry blackjack players; two blackjack players scam millions from a Korean casino by tracking the shuttle; British ex-pat Chris Pomfritt cheats 2 million dollars by using a slight-of-hand technique.
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