Roulette and Blackjack
Whereas they should have alerted the management, they preferred to get a part of the winnings. A choice that they paid for with more than a prison sentence. In order to win they played with marked cards and they allowed themselves to be voluntarily taken on a blackjack table by the dealer. The conmen already knew the cards played since marks were placed on these so they could easily recognise them. So it was a well thought out plan by the conmen.
In another way, there was also collaboration between the players and security at the roulette table. They had a particular way of cheating. A player said an incomprehensible colour or number and after that the supervisor would confirm that he had won at the table. Nobody noticed this fraud at the beginning. This co-operation between the players and the security men lasted almost a year before the casino spotted the cheating.
Some of the accused have come to agreements with the Lugano casino in order to reimburse the winnings they obtained. The casino made its accusations as a private entity during this court case. The court decided that each of the accused would reimburse a sum of up to 60 000 Swiss francs.