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Re(3): Does anyone remember the $988k Pick 6 Heist at Palm Beach JA in the mid 1980's?

You might be thinking about the Flagler Dog Track trifecta scam. Sports Illustrated did the article on that in 1979. The story is still available online with a Google search.

Newport had a slightly different scam. If a ticket goes uncashed for a certain amount of time, I think it was one year back then, the money went to the state. What a few clever people in the mutuel department did was check the books for uncashed tickets and before the time expired, print up some fake ones and cash those in. If no player ever returned with the real winner, no one would be the wiser. If someone did show up, they would go to the special cashier in advance wagering and that cashier, who was part of the scam, would just pay off the player with their own money and dispose the ticket. As long as the people involved kept to themselves and didn't get careless, it was foolproof. Not sure of how they got caught - that was after I left working there.

I wouldn't be surprised if they were doing the same thing in West Palm Beach. I worked in advanced wagering one year and was told by several people, "Don't go near those books!"


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