Air Gun Used to Cheat Roulette

Back in 1981 a pair of innovative cheats employed a novel tool to beat the wheel

7/5/20231 min read

1981: Two individuals from Italy have been deported after allegations surfaced of their attempt to manipulate the outcomes of roulette games using a gas-powered blow-gun. The device, designed to direct the roulette ball, was ingeniously concealed in a leather shoulder bag and operated electronically via a gas canister.

The incident occurred in Velden, Austria, where casino officials apprehended the pair and seized the homemade apparatus. The innovative yet illicit attempt to influence the game of roulette has added a new chapter to the history of gambling and casino security.