Dude cheats at Poker with Infared-Contactlenses

In Frankreich haben sie einen Falschspieler verknackt, der in einem Casino in Cannes mit markierten Karten beschissen hat, die er dank Infarot-Kontaktlinsen zählen konnte. One sophisticated Trickster.

The self-styled "player and cheat of international renown" impressed even the presiding judge for his sophisticated use of "old techniques and high-end technology" to win thousands of pounds at a casino in the French Côte d'Azur resort of Cannes.

The court in Grasse heard how Stefano Ampollini, 56 – code name Parmesan – turned up to "Les Princes" casino in the Mediterranean resort in August 2011, wearing a set of infra-red contact lenses purchased online from China for 2,000 euros.

Opposite him on the other side of the stud poker table was a discreet accomplice, code name "The Israeli", who sniffed or snorted to help Ampollini choose the right cards. Two corrupt casino staff members had already marked the cards with invisible ink.

Card sharp used infrared contact lenses in Cannes poker scam (via Arbroath)