An online card shuffler defrauded Evolution Gaming $47K on the DraftKings platform in an online blackjack scam and they were apprehended this week. Evolution Gaming has several online casino games on the platform.
The Connecticut Post newspaper reported that the shuffler, 23 years old Sebastian Echeverri from Norwalk, Connecticut wagered on card decks he manipulated or memorized in three personal accounts. Patch reported that he tampered with the cards in 26 games.
The shuffler later went to the State Police and admitted to the accusations. He got cheating and first-degree larceny charges before getting released on a $50,000 bond. Besides, he will have a hearing on April 20 at Bridgeport Superior Court.
Echeverri was an Evolution Gaming worker according to a State Police report. The game developer hosts various games on FanDuel and DraftKings platforms. Still, the online blackjack scandal was discovered in 2022 after Echeverri opened and operated a suspicious account at DraftKings.
The gaming operator's officials realized that someone was accessing Echeverri's account from the same gadget he uses to sign into Evolution Gaming's workers portal to view information like timesheets and work schedules. State Police disclosed that the amounts of money wagered on various games were unusually high. They added that they retrieved video footage showing the shuffler monitoring the sequence of the cards that he would later wager on.
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