Maybe he should have opted for the wire instead. A friend in the biz says membership in the comps program a huge mistake if your playing with others money. The Casino keeps track of what you wager and the Feds will use it just as they did here. Via the Trib,
Beavers gambled so much that he earned membership in the casino's most exclusive VIP club, bringing him free steak dinners, show tickets, access to exclusive areas and more. But that also proved a bonanza for prosecutors because his VIP player's card electronically tracked all his betting. According to the evidence, he lost a combined $477,000 playing slots over the three key years.