Gala bingo employee tries to cheat the system
November 15, 2009, 11:52 am (9 years ago)
Latest articles in the press and online have reported on the case of a Gala Bingo club worker who tried to trick the system and deceive the punters out of thousands of pounds.
Christian Grant was put in prison for nine months for entering the numbers by hand into a random number generator and calling the numbers on his girlfriend's ticket. The concerns were focused on how this was possible and if it’s possible to be imitated in any bingo club. Primarily, it has to be taken into consideration that the person was actually caught out and taken cared quickly. Additionally, none of the punters lost out on any winnings or possible winnings as Gala did make the deficit good straight away and restored the jackpot prize.
Some websites have conjectures that the RNG is able to be changed to a manual mode so the figures are able to be drawn by hand and selected at will. Having knowledge in the bingo club business and very familiar with bingo, this could only be conducted in certain situations, which depend on out-of-date tools being present and low club security. Link games in clubs get numbers by a data cable, the numbers producing at the master or calling club but formerly the clubs obtained audio only, and callers would enter the numbers into the display board one at a time.
Apparently, only little bingo clubs at the present use this function and most of them don’t even have the key to enter the link mode. When appropriate security is set out, only the managers would get an access to the key, use it only if necessary, and stand by the caller throughout a link game and take it away after the game is done. It would be rational to think that since this incident the security would have been examined to avoid this from occurring again.
March 31, 2010, 2:48 pm (8 years ago)
This is not the first time this has happened and I know for a fact this can be done quite easily as i know a friend who was a caller and letting his mother win and never got caught the bingo has been ruined by wiz and electronic books bring back the ball machines and everyone has the same chance of winning and they wouldnt be able to rig it