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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.
26th Nov '16 9:20:15 AM zarpaulus
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Dungeons, Dungeons, and more Dungeons" Grunkle Stan is playing the titular game for Dipper and the Author's lives and has to roll a natural 38 in order to beat the last monster. After he pulls it off it turns out he attached a piece of gum to the opposite side of the die.
10th Nov '16 3:19:35 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': In "AKA You're A Winner", Kilgrave uses his [[MindRape mind powers]] to cheat at poker, by commanding the other players to go all-in, and then commanding them to all fold at once, making him the winner by default. When one of the players confronts Kilgrave as he's leaving, Kilgrave commands the player to [[UseYourHead bash his head repeatedly against a solid wooden column]].
1st Nov '16 3:48:39 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': Klinger gets in a craps game in the back room at Rosie's bar and discovers that the dice are loaded, causing a fight to break out.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Klinger gets in a craps game in the back room at Rosie's bar and discovers that the dice are loaded, causing a fight to break out.


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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Lying Down With Dogs", one of the suspects in the murder has been drugging the dogs involved in the [[BeastlyBloodsports dog fights]].
20th Oct '16 11:17:02 PM MoPete
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* Paul Crewe's backstory in ''Film/TheLongestYard'' (both the original and the remake) has him, being "in a bad way with some worse people," shave points off a football game.
17th Oct '16 5:06:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the MadMagazine story "Religious Promoter of the Year", an [[SinisterMinister immoral preacher]] tells the reporter that they have a casino in the church. When the reporter asks him if [[ExactWords games of chance]] aren't sinful, that's exactly the LoopholeAbuse he needs to argue that since the games are rigged so that the house always wins, [[InsaneTrollLogic that takes the sin out of it]].

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* In the MadMagazine Magazine/MadMagazine story "Religious Promoter of the Year", an [[SinisterMinister immoral preacher]] tells the reporter that they have a casino in the church. When the reporter asks him if [[ExactWords games of chance]] aren't sinful, that's exactly the LoopholeAbuse he needs to argue that since the games are rigged so that the house always wins, [[InsaneTrollLogic that takes the sin out of it]].
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