A team of four gamblers would typically win a quarter of a million dollars in a single week. The only people that ever make money out of pokies systems are the people who sell them. Listen to the podcast.online gambling and ethics BEST PREPAID VISA FOR ONLINE GAMBLING In , Russian criminals turned the tables on American casinos when they worked out how to beat the poker machines — thanks to Vladimir Putin and mathematics. And that's not bad luck — all poker machines are designed to only pay out a certain amount of the money put in. How did Russian gamblers cheat US casinos out of millions of dollars? Dr Karl explains their scam - and the Australian connection. Playing pokies is going to require some luck but there are tried and tested methods for beating the machine more often, We reveal tips on how this is done.