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Hungarian Gamblers win 1.3M pounds at roulette using lasers

Filed under: — adam @ 1:26 pm

The police say they didn’t break the law, and get to keep their winnings.

"They allegedly used the scanner to judge the speed of the ball on the roulette wheel and hence the number most likely to come up.

The paper reports the gamblers were able to do the calculations swiftly enough to place their bets as required before the roulette wheel has gone round three times."

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