One of the main reasons why many land based casinos the world over have changed over to using a ticket in ticket out system on their gaming machines is that offers them a higher level of security, and also no longer sees coins being used on their gaming floors.
Any slot machines that use coins as a way of a player being able to put credits on those slot machines and is also used as the way those slots payout winning players can cause all manner of headaches for a casino.
The coin mechanisms for example have always been open to attack from slot machine fraudsters and coin jams are always a fact of life on those machines too, in addition to the fact that slot attendants would constantly have to refill machines that run out of coins morning noon and night too.
Also on collection day, it does take a lot of effort to audit such machines for the collection staff would have to empty bucket loads of coins out of each machine, ensure they had been topped up to their float limit and then have to count all of the coins too.
As such a ticket in ticket out system eradicates all of the problems associated with coins, and when a players wins they can cash out a winning ticket and can then either cash it in at the cashiers cage or at one of the many ticket redemption machines located on a casino floor or if they prefer they can insert that ticket into another machine and use it to credit that machine.
This highly secure and much more importantly very seamless ticket in ticket out system however has always been of interest to slot machine cheats, ever eager to bypass a slot machine and a casinos security system to make what they hope is a fortune via their illegal actions.
However, due to the way those systems work it is practically impossible to cheat them, however there have been a few successful attempts over the years. One quite imaginative way they have managed to defraud a casino is when a casino uses floor staff and slot attendants to redeem player’s vouchers.
As such what a slot cheat will do is to insert say $100 or more into a slot machines note acceptor with their own banknotes and then click onto the cash out button to receive a ticket. However, they will then photocopy that ticket using a similar type of card the tickets use to photocopy the voucher onto, and will then hand it over to a casino floor person or slot attendant and cash that photocopy in.
If those casino employees do not have access to a hand held device that scans the ticket and verifies it is valid then the slot cheat can simply wander off with the cash handed to them in exchange for the photocopied ticket and also cash it the valid one as they leave the casino using one of the ticket redemption machines to do so!