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5th Dec '17 8:17:53 PM Spotts1701
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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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** 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 ("3") 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 contain a 3 followed by three of the number 3.a kind.
3rd Nov '17 6:43:04 PM TheTropper
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'': The plot is kicked off when Miguel and Tulio use a pair of loaded dice to amass a pile of cash. When a suspicious man bets his map to the city of gold against the pile, he insists they use ''his'' dice for the last roll...and Miguel and Tulio end up winning. Unfortunately, while collecting the gold, the dice fall out of Tulio's pocket and their scam is exposed, forcing them to go on the run and end up getting stuck on Cortez's ship.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'': The plot is kicked off when Miguel and Tulio use a pair of loaded dice to amass a pile of cash. When a suspicious man bets his map to the city of gold against the pile, he insists they use ''his'' dice for the last roll... and Miguel and Tulio end up winning. Unfortunately, while collecting the gold, the dice fall out of Tulio's pocket and their scam is exposed, forcing them to go on the run and end up getting stuck on Cortez's ship.



* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Twisted Fate's passive is Loaded Dice, which grants him 1 to 6 gold for each kill. True to his character and the nature of loaded dice, he has a higher chance to roll high numbers.
** "Never lost a fair game of cards. Never played one either."

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', [[spoiler:the entirety of the events occurring are revealed to be a conducted fixed game by the god of control, Yaldabaoth, who rigged the outcome so that he will be able to TakeAThirdOption that will allow him to rule over humanity. For this to work, years before the plot began, he awakened Goro Akechiís persona abilities that was to serve as the piece for the world leading into ruin if Akechi was the victor. Then he approached the master of the Velvet Room, Igor, and proposed the game to him. After that he defeats and imprisons Igor within Mementos and splits Igorís attendant Lavenza into two halves with her memories erased. He then proceeds to impersonate Igor to lead Igorís piece (the protagonist) into the outcome where neither he or Akechi was the victor so that he can allow himself to control humanity.]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Twisted Fate's passive is Loaded Dice, which grants him 1 to 6 gold for each kill. True to his character and the nature of loaded dice, he has a higher chance to roll high numbers.
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numbers. "Never lost a fair game of cards. Never played one either."
2nd Nov '17 4:40:49 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In E.E. Smith's "Masters of the Vortex" (set in the {{Lensman}} universe, but outside the main story arc), the main characters team up to destroy a mob boss's casinos across four separate solar systems, knowing the three on which he ''isn't'' located will send an interplanetary distress signal to the fourth, enabling the Galactic Patrol to seal the system and trap him. The methods involved include telepsychic card reading and card counting, with hints fed telepathically but anonymously to ordinary gamblers on the floor in such a way as to create improbable but untraceable winning streaks. No matter what the mobsters do - switch systems, shift them, even remove cheating entirely - they get utterly destroyed and are forced to inform their superior, [[spoiler:who is eventually caught]].

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* In E.E. Smith's "Masters of the Vortex" (set in the {{Lensman}} Literature/{{Lensman}} universe, but outside the main story arc), the main characters team up to destroy a mob boss's casinos across four separate solar systems, knowing the three on which he ''isn't'' located will send an interplanetary distress signal to the fourth, enabling the Galactic Patrol to seal the system and trap him. The methods involved include telepsychic card reading and card counting, with hints fed telepathically but anonymously to ordinary gamblers on the floor in such a way as to create improbable but untraceable winning streaks. No matter what the mobsters do - switch systems, shift them, even remove cheating entirely - they get utterly destroyed and are forced to inform their superior, [[spoiler:who is eventually caught]].
16th Oct '17 11:51:25 AM Omeganian
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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' series, the protagonist Jason [=dinAlt=] is a professional gambler, who uses his weak [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]] ability to cheat at dice. He claims he can cheat at the roulette as well, but stopping a big wheel is more difficult than a small die. At the beginning of the first book, Kerk Pyrrus asks him to win 3 million for him. Unfortunately for them, the casino owner has connections in the planet's corrupt government. When Jason is on a big winning streak, the dealer keeps requesting new dice, hoping Jason's luck will change, culminating in him using dice that are obviously heavier on one side. With some quick thinking, Jason exposes the dealer by using a magnetic ashtray to reveal the rigged dice (the heavier side has metal in it). A security guard tries to intervene, but Kerk breaks his arm. Finally, when Jason has won all he can, they barely manage to get off-world by getting aboard a ship from a planet whose people absolutely hate the local WretchedHive. Jason isn't shown gambling again.

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* In Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Literature/{{Deathworld}}'' series, the protagonist Jason [=dinAlt=] is a professional gambler, who uses his weak [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]] ability to cheat at dice. He claims he can cheat at the roulette as well, but stopping a big wheel is more difficult than a small die. At the beginning of the first book, Kerk Pyrrus asks him to win 3 million billion for him. Unfortunately for them, the casino owner has connections in the planet's corrupt government. When Jason is on a big winning streak, the dealer keeps requesting new dice, hoping Jason's luck will change, culminating in him using dice that are obviously heavier on one side. With some quick thinking, Jason exposes the dealer by using a magnetic ashtray to reveal the rigged dice (the heavier side has metal in it). A security guard tries to intervene, but Kerk breaks his arm. Finally, when Jason has won all he can, they barely manage to get off-world by getting aboard a ship from a planet whose people absolutely hate the local WretchedHive. Jason isn't shown gambling again.
27th Sep '17 3:36:59 PM Paranoia
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* Nathan, from {{Misfits}}, uses his ''new'' powers (basically minor RealityWarping in the form of close-up magic) to do this in Vegas (in the webisode that shows what happened to him after he left the show). Like the IDreamOfJeannie example above, it works pretty well until he makes an 11 [[TooDumbToLive with a 4 and a 7]].
27th Sep '17 3:32:27 PM Paranoia
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** In ''Time's Arrow,'' Data is stranded in the 19th Century and finds a group of card-sharks who take him for an easy mark. Since he needs currency to get by, he agrees to play. Unfortunately for the card sharks, Data's CPU is more than advanced enough to both count cards ''and'' stack the deck quicker than the human eye can detect. Data promptly cleans them out.

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** In ''Time's Arrow,'' Data is stranded in the 19th Century and finds a group of card-sharks who take him for an easy mark. Since he needs currency to get by, he agrees to play. Unfortunately for the card sharks, Data's CPU is more than advanced enough to both calculate exact odds and count cards ''plus'' he's had several years of experience in learning to read other players at the senior staffs' poker nights. Not to mention he ''could'' stack the deck faster than the human eye can follow, if he were so inclined. Data promptly cleans them out of all their cash ''and'' stack the deck quicker than the human eye can detect. Data promptly cleans them out.a few stylish pieces of clothing that help him blend in better.
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.)
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