Phuong Quoc Troung
Phuong Quoc Troung is one of the most prominent figures in blackjack history. The reason of such a popularity is simple - he managed to gather the biggest cheating team whose methods differed from already applied and that provided the longest and the most profitable team amongst all ever known.
There were many various blackjack cheaters who used different methods and achieved their aim via different techniques, but Troung along with his team showed the whole world how strong and powerful can be the union of professional cheaters who cooperate with casino employees.
Phuong Quoc cheated at great number of casinos in United States and Canada earning tens millions of dollars. He and his team 'worked' at casinos in a period of 2002-2007, approximately 6 years.
Not only professional cheaters were involved in this fraud, but also great number of casino dealers, floor managers and pit bosses did. Thus, you can imagine how harmful their 'winnings' were for American and Canadian casinos.
As the unbelievable losses might be suffered by casinos and not only material, Truong was seriously charged with conspiracy and many scams guided by him.
Phuong Quoc Troung in his turn had confessed that he and his team made approximately $ 7.000.000 for the whole time they cheated, but the common information from casinos gives much highest amounts.
Having great teachers as Joe Classon and others Troung apply many of their techniques. Moreover, he told that they used false shuffle at blackjack and mini baccarat as a traditional way to cheat. Usually there were several vendible floor managers or dealers who were ready to slip the 'necessary' card at the game.
By such a simple scheme and many bribes the team could win incredible amounts per one night. Apart of traditional methods, modern times allowed them to apply various mechanisms and cheating devices.