ARGENTINA: Bank Breakers

Although the huge, government-owned casino at fashionable Mar del Plata is the world's largest, it is just as vulnerable as any other gambling house to that once-in-a-million bogeyman, the little gambler with a system that really works. Last week Mar del Plata had to call in the police to help them get rid of a horrifying 30 steady customers, who seemed to have found the dread formula for winning.

The trouble began four years ago when certain small-time gambler, identified only as Senor Delgado, took to studying the whims and behavior of roulette wheels in the small casino at nearby...

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