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Alleged Con Artists Allowed to Keep Winnings

6 December 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the Scotsman: "Three people investigated over an alleged hi-tech scam after they won more than £1 million at the Ritz casino will be able to keep their winnings, it emerged today.

"The two men and one woman, all from eastern Europe, had been on bail since winning the cash playing roulette at the casino roulette in March.

"Police had investigated the possibility that the three used a James Bond-style gadget consisting of a hi-tech laser scanner inside a mobile phone to help them win the cash.

"…However, Scotland Yard today said its inquiry had now ended and that all three would face no further action.

"…According to a report in The Times newspaper, the gamblers had not broken any law because the alleged scam would not have interfered with the ball or roulette wheel.

"…The secret rooms of the Ritz Club casino are tucked away off London's Piccadilly in the former ballroom of The Ritz Hotel…"

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