Throughout the years, the casino business in Las Vegas and other parts of the world hasn't always been rosy. Casinos have been swindled out of heaps of dollars through scandals. While some of the cheaters have figured out how to escape, a significant number have found their way into prison. Here are some of the scandals that have really shaken the betting business.

2. A software developer for the Nevada Gaming Control Board rigged slot machines

A software developer for the Nevada Gaming Control Board rigged slot machines

In the early '90s, Ron Harris, a software developer, was appointed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to code an anti-cheat program. But alongside the anti-cheat program, he secretly designed a hidden switch that triggered a jackpot when coins are put in the slot machines in a certain way. He stole from 30 slot machines together with his friends. He was later caught and sentenced for seven years.



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