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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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I once made £700 by cheating in an online casino
They had some offer of matching your initial deposit, so I put £200 in, took my £200 back out and was left with the £200 they matched. Then I used a variation of the Martingale system that took advantage of the not-quite-random generating of numbers in roulette until I stopped winning, by which point I had made a tidy profit.

No, it's not funny, but in my 20 years on this earth, it's probably the one thing I'm the most proud of.
(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:57, 3 replies)
(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 16:27, closed)
It's true!
The Martingale system is basically double-or-nothing, but the one I used isn't double. It only just gives you profit each time so you don't hit the £100 ceiling so early. And you wait until a certain range hasn't come up 7 times in a row before betting so that the (not quite random) odds are stacked towards that range.

This was back in 2005 though, don't know if it still works. The bloke selling the pdf guides to it must have been making a killing though; he was getting £200 for everyone that signed up through an affiliate link in the pdf.
(, Fri 19 Oct 2007, 13:48, closed)
Sorry to say so
But you didn't win because of the Martingale betting system. You won because you played a strategy where you simply could not lose, at worst you would break even. And because the casino foolishly allowed this (my guess is that they didn't do so for long). Most online casino offers don'r work this way, which is not to say that they can't be exploited.
(, Mon 22 Oct 2007, 19:24, closed)

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