14.10.2011

Contact lenses help poker team to win big

Contact lenses help poker team to win big

By Alexa Kaczka

A team of poker players has won over £55,000 by using special contact lenses that helped them to victory.

The gang utilised invisible ink and special contact lenses which showed up the ink in order to beat the table at a number of European venues, before eventually being rumbled in Cannes over the summer.

At one particular venue, they paid two visits and walked away with £38,000 and £15,500, respectively, before security eventually rumbled them.

A police spokesman said that the strategy was a unique one which proved to be very effective – but only for certain amount of time.

"We have never seen anything like this in the region. At first we thought that they were using cameras. Finally we realised that their strategy involved using contact lenses," he added.

Police now intend to send mugshots of the suspects to casinos across Europe in a bid to identify which venues they may have hit.

by Adrian Galbreth


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