Melbourne's Crown Casino has reportedly been defrauded of $32 million after thieves hacked into the casino's surveillance system.
The large-scale sting, which has drawn comparisons to Hollywood blockbuster Ocean's 11, was believed to have involved a foreign man staying at the Crown Towers, the Herald Sun reports.
It is believed casino security cameras were infiltrated by a person in a remote location who signalled advice to the wealthy guest on how he should bet.
The scam was reportedly exposed over the course of eight hands of cards and is believed to be worth $32 million, the largest fraud against the Crown in its 19-year history.
The man was removed from the Crown Towers after the deception was revealed several weeks ago.
Crown Casino spokeswoman told News Limited: "Crown's surveillance department recently reported concerns over a sophisticated betting scam. A Crown investigation is under way and is ongoing."
He said the casino had been working with police and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation and was "in a good position to recover a significant portion of the amount involved in the scam".
Source: Herald Sun
Author: Sylvia Varnham O'Regan, Approving editor: Fiona Willan