Criminal activities within the gambling industry are no casino news and today, there have been six persons arrested in Spain for slots games theft. The individuals are of Chinese nationality and one of Spanish origin and the civil guard has dismantled a criminal group, established in the provinces of Malaga and Sevilla, which was dedicated to the professional slots games. The group has been using fraudulent methods to seize money from them.
Method of Robbery
These procedures consisted physical manipulation of the gaming machine using metal rods introduced into grooves of the coins or by a bore in a key point of the apparatus. Also, inserted through the method ‘catch’, 20 Euro banknotes handled previously by cutting and plastic reinforcements.
With this formula, consisting of placing a thread on one end of the ticket, one could recover after the play and get the rest of the money exchange. They also used an external electronic device that probably no physical trace left on the robbed slots games and that facilitated emptying them.
There was also a potent small computer with a microprocessor that incorporates a destruction system program to be used when opening the device.
Tip of a Huge Operation
Besides the seven people arrested, the Meritorious agents have made four raids in homes and vehicles where involved computers, electronics, plastics trimmed prepared for handling notes, 27 metal rods for use on machines, machines for the manufacture of rods, several jars of cyanoacrylate glue, and 2,200 euros in cash, plus various documents related to the acquisition of different models of gaming machines where seized. The Spanish department of justice is currently analyzing this evidence.
At the time of the arrest, the key players returning to tour the provinces of Murcia, Valencia, Alicante, Barcelona, Gerona, Huesca, Zaragoza, Guadalajara and Madrid with the purpose of acquiring specific models of slots games for transportation to the province of Málaga , which would be considered by the organization to find out the methods of breach of security mechanisms or tricks on getting awards.