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« on: May 01, 2013, 10:53:11 PM »

This may be old news but its an interesting article about player
who discovered and used an IGT bug to win at video poker.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/05/game-king/
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 07:02:16 AM »

Interesting, it is old news but this is the first time I've seen that they listed how it actually worked. The guy at the Silverton got too greedy!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 08:21:10 AM »

Anybody know what the final outcome was?
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 11:44:30 PM »

Trial starts August 20th.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 08:35:41 AM »

I was in a local tavern last night and noticed that the double-up option was enabled.  But, they don't use tickets ... when you cash out, the bar tender pays you, so I didn't dare to try it.   rotflmao
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 09:24:22 AM »

I remember IGT put out a bulletin to disable the double-up option. Would think they have corrected the issue by replacing the faulty software. And I would assume it was a certain version of software, not all gameking software.
But that doesn't mean someone with a home machine may have the old faulty version.
The article said the guy was playing Triple-Double Bonus, my software doesn't have that game, so I don't think mine would do it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 10:55:55 AM »

Later down in the article, I think they admit that it also
effected other games, maybe all that support the doubleup
feature. If you look in the IGT notice in the article, it lists
the versions  with the problem.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 03:12:07 PM »

I would like to see him beat this.
Clearly iGT should own this and be responsible for the casino losses but that is what insurance is for.
Easy enough to figure out from the W2Gs.

If anything the guy should be guilty of a tax penalty for having someone else claim his winning ticket.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013, 04:32:21 AM »

The guy is guilty of being stupid and greedy.  He could have flown under the radar for years (or maybe forever) if he had just gone for smaller amounts at a time (under $1200).
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 11:33:40 PM »

Today, the judge threw out the hacking charges, leaving only
a charge of wire fraud. Sounds like there is a good chance they
will get off barring additional charges being filed.  applause
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 06:41:39 PM »

Has anybody duplicated this bug on their own Machine?
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 08:07:58 PM »

what does the double up mean? when i sit and play double duble  bunus poker after i get any type of win it asks me if i want to double down but i always sekect dont show me that again? is that what there talken about?
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 08:20:47 PM »

Yes. They show you 1 card and you choose from the other four.
You have to tie or beat the card shown.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 08:48:21 PM »

i so wanna try his method but i dought it would work at a casino...... im sure they upgraded all there software......
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