9 scandals that rocked the gambling industry

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5) John Kane – Exploitation of a glitch in slot machines

John Kane accidentally discovered a glitch in the Game King line of video poker machines and took full advantage of it by replaying his hands multiple times in the game. Kane and his friend Andre Nestor, the perpetrators, walked free after the prosecutors failed to justify charges against them.

“All these guys did is simply push a sequence of buttons that they were legally entitled to push,” the words of John Kane’s attorney after he exploited a software bug found in video poker machines to win more than $500,000.