THE MASTER CHEAT is fiction, although the cheating methods described are real. The way the cheating groups are organized, members recruited and paid are accurate. The way taxes are avoided and the methods used to obtain false identification are also accurate. The cheating tools described are correct. The main characters are fictitious because they are composites of actual cheats who lied their trade in Nevada and in New Jersey Casinos. The details of the scam in the Sun City Casino in South Africa are true, However, the BBC who made the report was inaccurate in one aspect. The "Chip Cup" used to cheat that casino was not new. It was first used in Nevada.
So why is this book classified as fiction? Quite simply put, it is not to protect the guilty rather to protect the author.
In Nevada, it is against the law "to instruct another in cheating or in the use of any device for that purpose..." (NRS465.085.3). Although someone may read this book and attempt to cheat using a method described it is not intended for that purpose. The reader must also understand that although some casino security methods are received herein, not all of them are. Casinos spend a lot of money to ensure that the games are run fairly and that no one takes advantage, be they player, dealer or manager. That is the way it must be.
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