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Casinos Plan to Stop Table Games Cheaters

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Boskett said the new games have been packed with gamblers this week and the casino is making more money than expected. (Photo: WBOC) Boskett said the new games have been packed with gamblers this week and the casino is making more money than expected. (Photo: WBOC)

HARRINGTON, Del.- The Harrington Raceway and Casino hopes to offer table games 24 hours a day starting on Friday. The casino expects table games will bring them more customers and more money. But the new games may also bring cheaters.

Casinos have spent a lot of time and money to get ready for sneaky gamblers.

"We've had people come in and slide the dice because the dealers are new. But, we properly train our dealers and supervisors and we have the electronic surveillance set up to allow us to protect ourselves," said Preston Boskett, table games director of the casino,

Any casino patrons who play table games are being watched closely. Cameras are hanging from the ceiling in the casino.

The casino can scan suspicious gambler's pictures through special software to see if they match descriptions of cheaters from other casinos.

"What we do is use facial recognition to determine if a guest or player is trying to take advantage of the casino or is an advantage player," Boskett said.

Special machines also continuously shuffle cards making it nearly impossible to count cards. And undercover workers constantly walk the floor keeping an eye out for anyone suspicious.

Boskett said the new games have been packed with gamblers this week and the casino is making more money than expected.

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