Australian Casino Loses $33 Million in ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Scam


An Ocean’s Eleven-style heist has left Australia’s largest casino $32 million Australian dollars (about $33.2 million) out of pocket.

A foreign high stakes gambler at the Crown Casino in Melbourne is said to have fraudulently won the money over eight hands of cards played within a short space of time, reports the Melbourne Herald Sun.

An unauthorized person managed to gain remote access to the venue’s security system, writes the Herald Sun — a ruse that echoes the 2001 movie Ocean’s Eleven, in which characters played by George Clooney and Brad Pitt recruit a gang of con men, safecrackers and security experts to rob a number of Las Vegas casinos.

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The Crown Casino’s cameras, which use high-resolution technology capable of transmitting in very fine detail, were then used to spy on a VIP…

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