Two men from Roquetas de Mar have been arrested for using a radiofrequency device to cheat a roulette machine out of €1,900. The scam was cunning in its technological achievement (unless they just bought the thing off e-.bay) but naive in implementation.
The two men arrived at a local casino last March 7 and within 20 minutes had won all the money.
As the croupier became suspicious, the two men cashed in their winnings and left. The police investigation showed the men had won 15 times in quick succession, and decided to search the homes of the men.
They discovered a “small electronic radiofrequency device” which was capable of hacking the roulette machine’s electronics and proceeded to charge both men with theft.