Monthly salary in 10 minutes: the online casino hacking business is gaining momentum on Telegram. Bloggers publish algorithms every day, supposedly helping to outwit the Internet roulette. Can you win at online casinos? And how much does it take to lose? Sorted out Aelita Kurmukova.
The casino always wins – an old truth, one where exceptions always prove the rules. But in the Telegram messenger, dozens of channels daily give out algorithms on how to beat an online casino or win an online game. This is mathematics that smacks of mysticism: in a particular game you need to put a specific amount, usually no more than 300 rubles, on a strictly defined combination of lines and the number of spins. The chance of a jackpot from the first scroll is supposedly 92%, and from the second – 100%. Winning – 50 thousand in 10 minutes. The enthusiastic letters of the winners are attached, but all this is a hoax, says Luka Safonov, head of the laboratory for practical security analysis of Jet Infosystems: “For the most part, this is a promotion of online casinos themselves and all sorts of scammers who, as they say, want to warm their hands on. Because even if there is some real way to cheat, to beat online casinos, you need to understand that they have a fairly serious anti-fraud system, almost on a par with banking ones, of course, there is a lot of money spinning there. Nobody will just throw out such methods into the public domain ”.
The scheme “beat the online casino” is especially attractive because its distributors, it seems, do not get anything from it. In fact, it was conceived by the casinos themselves, and the barkers receive a percentage from each player, says the poker player and co-owner of GipsyTeam Ilya Gorodetsky: the percentage is never above 90% with anything. All these supposedly online casino beating systems are made by people who are so-called affiliates. If through you a person has registered in some online casino, then you will have some kind of kickback from his loss ”.
Equally often, the link provided in the letter with the algorithm leads to a fake copy of the casino page. Then, in general, all the money paid for the game is received by the scammers. And it’s good, if only this, warns Ilya Rozhnov, head of the Group-IB brand protection team: “You will not be taken to the site of some existing casino, but simply to a fake phishing site where you invest money, and after that it will stop work for you. Users need to be especially careful and watch where they come from to these sites. You can be stolen from your login, access password to the real casino site and then to dispose of your account, they can steal your password from the mail, your money, asking to make a payment or simply enter all the bank card details. “
The miracle-on-trust business is booming. Channels with winning algorithms in casinos are one of the most active advertisers in Telegram. Recently, Ksenia Sobchak was at the center of the scandal: her post about Robin Hood, who leaks schemes, “how to beat the casino”, caused a storm of indignation and rumors. Internet users suspected her of PR scammers. At the same time, it was never possible to find out who these people are. How, however, and find the owners of the online casinos themselves, by the way, banned in Russia, says gambling expert Dmitry Slobodkin: “Casinos in various offshore zones, and how are they going to prove it?
How are they going to arrest if the person does not sit here at all, he is not here? Our authorities are not yet able to do this.…