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4th Jul '17 5:03:35 PM Lemia
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* In one episode of ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'', Roger cheats at craps by instructing [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Jeannie]] beforehand to make all of his dice rolls show a 7 or 11. It works swimmingly until Jeannie makes one of his dice rolls show ''double'' 7s.
30th May '17 7:24:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WheelOfTime'', Mat Cauthon occasionally gets accused of cheating. But he's [[WindsOfDestinyChange just very, very lucky]]. On one occasion he runs up against someone who actually is using loaded dice, but his BornLucky power is so strong he still manages to get a winning roll out of them that should have been nigh-impossible.

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* In ''WheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Mat Cauthon occasionally gets accused of cheating. But he's [[WindsOfDestinyChange just very, very lucky]]. On one occasion he runs up against someone who actually is using loaded dice, but his BornLucky power is so strong he still manages to get a winning roll out of them that should have been nigh-impossible.
9th Apr '17 8:54:32 AM nombretomado
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* As a joke: the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc "Wossamotta U." has Boris Badenov (as usual) plotting against the Wossamotta football team, of which Rocky and Bullwinkle have been recruited:

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* As a joke: the ''RockyAndBullwinkle'' ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc "Wossamotta U." has Boris Badenov (as usual) plotting against the Wossamotta football team, of which Rocky and Bullwinkle have been recruited:
30th Mar '17 2:28:59 PM Ccook1956
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* ''Film/TheSting'' has Henry Gondorff joining Lonnie Donegan's poker game aboard a Chicago-bound train, and he's on a run. Donegan tries to use a loaded deck after a break, and when hands are called, he has four nines. Initially, Gondorff had a hand of no value, but when he shows his hand, he has four queens. When Donegan asks Johnny Hooker (who is sent to collect his winnings) how Gondorff won, Hooker merely says, "he cheats." (How Gondorff cheated is never explained or demonstrated, but as a con artist himself, it's rendered academic.)

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* ''Film/TheSting'' has Henry Gondorff joining Lonnie Donegan's poker game aboard a Chicago-bound train, and he's on a run. Donegan tries to use a loaded deck after a break, and when hands are called, he has four nines. Initially, Gondorff had a hand of no value, but when he shows his hand, he has four queens.Jacks. When Donegan asks Johnny Hooker (who is sent to collect his winnings) how Gondorff won, Hooker merely says, "he cheats." (How Gondorff cheated is never explained or demonstrated, but as a con artist himself, it's rendered academic.)
30th Mar '17 2:24:39 PM Ccook1956
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* ''Film/TheSting'' has Henry Gondorff joining Lonnie Donegan's poker game aboard a Chicago-bound train, and he's on a run. Donegan tries to use a loaded deck after a break, and when hands are called, he has four nines. Initially, Gondorff had a hand of no value, but when he shows his hand, he has four queens. When Donegan asks Johnny Hooker (who is sent to collect his winnings) how Gondorff won, Hooker merely says, "he cheats." (How Gondorff cheated is never explained or demonstrated, but as a con artist himself, it's rendered academic.)
22nd Mar '17 3:43:20 AM Rotpar
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* In ''{{Literature/Banco}}'', Papillon joins a man known as "Jojo the Craps" in conning miners out of their findings. Jojo's scheme involved dice that were very carefully filed to remove roughly a millimeter from the dice edge, allowing him to fix the game without being noticed.
8th Feb '17 1:14:33 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/CabinInTheSky'', Little Joe's friends used loaded dice on him, so they could cheat money out of Little Joe. It takes Petunia to play against them to figure this out.
22nd Dec '16 2:22:02 PM Odacon_Spy
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* On ''Series/TheMentalist'' Jayne is a skilled cheater though he usually just prefers to use mind tricks to win. In one episode he is banned from a casino for counting cards and later [[spoiler:tricks the murderer into implicating himself by beating him in a poker game. When the guy asks how Jayne did it, Jayne says "I cheated"]].
** Unlike the ''Film/{{Casino}}'' example and many others, when Jayne is caught memorizing cards (which he's very good at doing), the head of security politely tells him that he may keep his winnings, but that he is no longer welcome at their establishment. After all, there's nothing illegal about remembering things.

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* On ''Series/TheMentalist'' Jayne Jane is a skilled cheater though he usually just prefers to use mind tricks to win. In one episode he is banned from a casino for counting cards and later [[spoiler:tricks the murderer into implicating himself by beating him in a poker game. When the guy asks how Jayne Jane did it, Jayne Jane says "I cheated"]].
** Unlike the ''Film/{{Casino}}'' example and many others, when Jayne Jane is caught memorizing cards (which he's very good at doing), the head of security politely tells him that he may keep his winnings, but that he is no longer welcome at their establishment. After all, there's nothing illegal about remembering things.
22nd Dec '16 2:20:17 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa's First Word", Krusty Burger becomes a sponsor of the Olympics, and runs a promotion with a scratch-off contest where customers win a free burger when America wins a Gold Medal. To be safe, his agent rigs the game so that the events on the tickets are the ones "Communists never lose." Unfortunately, [[DidntThinkThisThrough the Soviet boycott of the Olympics]] means he loses a fortune because of it. (This is actually a ShoutOut to an actual McDonalds Olympic promotion which was just as ill-conceived.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa's First Word", Krusty Burger becomes a sponsor of the Olympics, and runs a promotion with a scratch-off contest where customers win a free burger when America wins a Gold Medal. To be safe, his agent rigs the game so that the events on the tickets are the ones "Communists never lose." Unfortunately, [[DidntThinkThisThrough [[DidntSeeThatComing the Soviet boycott of the Olympics]] means he loses a fortune because of it. (This is actually a ShoutOut to an actual McDonalds Olympic promotion which was just as ill-conceived.)
16th Dec '16 12:07:14 PM nielas
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** The ship is stuck in a time loop that ends with it being destroyed in a collision. The crew realizes what is going on and devises a way to use Data's CPU to send a short message to the next iteration of the loop. This results in Data unconsciously stacking the deck during a poker game so everyone's hands are representative of the number 3.
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