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SG_Geaux
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If an ATM is faulty and you knowingly keep taking money out should you get to walk away with the money ?
2 different types of devices.



I realize this. The point was if you know damn well you are exploiting and taking advantage then at what point is it on you ?





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CptBengal
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The point was if you know damn well you are exploiting and taking advantage then at what point is it on you ?







lol. Not in the casino. Like having a dealer who doesnt show his cards in blackjack....it's the casino's problem. Are you guilty if you sit down at a table and they have some slapdick who cant hide his cards?






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EarthwormJim
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Did he still have to win the hand?


Sounds like when he pressed "pay out" it was paying him 10x more than he actually won.

If that's the case, then the ATM analogy isn't completely off.



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SG_Geaux
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lol. Not in the casino. Like having a dealer who doesnt show his cards in blackjack....it's the casino's problem. Are you guilty if you sit down at a table and they have some slapdick who cant hide his cards?


And I am not saying the guy is or is not to blame. Not sure how I feel about it. Just asking the question.



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If an ATM is faulty and you knowingly keep taking money out should you get to walk away with the money ?

if an ATM a game of chance now?






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SG_Geaux
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if an ATM a game of chance now?



As I said...
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The point was if you know damn well you are exploiting and taking advantage then at what point is it on you ?






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CptBengal
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The point was if you know damn well you are exploiting and taking advantage then at what point is it on you ?


so you disagree with counting cards, or knowing probabilities in your head for poker too?

good god man.






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When I was in college it was..









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EarthwormJim
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if an ATM a game of chance now?


Sounds like the glitch had more effect on the pay out than the chances of winning.

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Now when Kane returned to Triple Double Bonus Poker, he’d find his previous $820 win was still showing. He could press the cash-out button from this screen, and the machine would re-award the jackpot. Better yet, it would re-calculate the win at the new denomination level, giving him a hand-payout of $8,200






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SG_Geaux
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so you disagree with counting cards, or knowing probabilities in your head for poker too?

good god man.


Learn to read...

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And I am not saying the guy is or is not to blame. Not sure how I feel about it. Just asking the question.






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CptBengal
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Learn to read...

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And I am not saying the guy is or is not to blame. Not sure how I feel about it. Just asking the question.


and I'm asking you if you think people counting cards or knowing hand probabilities in poker should be a criminal offense.






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TheDrunkenTigah
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Sounds like the glitch had more effect on the pay out than the chances of winning.


Again, that's on the casino for not providing oversight. If he's plugging his smartphone into some terminal on the machine and causing the bug then it's a different matter.

Regardless, the bug only exists because, rather than paying out immediately, the machine tries to entice you to blow your jackpot on a 50/50 double up bet. I have no sympathy for the casino on this one.






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