St. Charles resident damages gambling machines

A 61-year-old St. Charles resident attempted to rig two gambling machines at the Argosy Casino. Ronald E. Hurtado has been charged with damaging two slot machines. Hurtado tried to rig the gambling machines by pouring a liquid into the bill validation device. The damage caused by his attempt has been estimated at $800 per slot machine.

Soda poured into slot machines

Argosy CasinoCCTV footage showed how Hurtado poured the soda into the small openings on the two gambling machines. The brown liquid prevented the penny slot machines from working properly. Police arrested the 61-year-old man after he was detained by casino security officers. Hurtado was bailed for $2,000.

Out of order

A repairman found the soda inside the bill validation openings on the slot machines. A spokesperson for the Argosy Casino said that both gambling machines malfunctioned after the soda was poured into the openings. Surveillance camera images showed how Hurtado used his player card before he poured the liquid into the machines. Last week, we reported about another man in his sixties who committed a crime at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
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