Ronald Dale Harris

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Ronald Dale Harris

Ronald Dale Harris is a computer programmer who worked for the Nevada Gaming Control Board in the early 1990s and was responsible for finding flaws and gaffes in software that runs computerized casino games. Harris took advantage of his expertise, reputation and access to source code to illegally modify certain slot machines to pay out large sums of money when a specific sequence and number of coins were inserted. Harris was banned from New Jersey casinos in 1995.

Harris’ story can be seen on the Biography Channel, History Channel and Discovery Channel program Breaking Vegas, which features interviews and reenactments of some of Harris' casino-breaking scheme. The Travel Channel's Vegas Cheaters Exposed also briefly explains his story.


He was arrested in 1995 in New Jersey for using a computer program to win $100,000 on a Keno game.

Harris is listed in the Nevada Gaming Control Board's black book and prohibited from entering casinos.