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    9 Scandals that rocked the gambling industry

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    a fun read



    https://www.businessinsider.com/scan...s-vegas-2019-6
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    Conflates Card Counting with Cheating

    Here are the opening paragraphs of the article:

    "Gambling has long been an activity for hopeful risk-takers willing to test their luck.

    But sometimes, deceitful bettors have tried taking luck out of the equation.

    Over the years, casinos in Las Vegas and beyond have been fleeced for millions of dollars as crafty criminals found ways to walk away with big winnings they hadn't lucked into honestly.

    While some of them managed to evade the watchful eyes of casino security for years, most found their way to a jail cell. Whether it was counting cards, rigging machinery, sleight of hand, or simply walking out with bags full of cash, many of them walked away with big winnings, yet often paid the price."

    By prominently lumping those who are "counting cards" together with "crafty criminals" and "deceitful bettors", this article perpetuates the casinos' myth that card counting is a criminal activity. The article goes on to discuss the MIT BJ Team, at which point it finally, if grudgingly, acknowledges that card counting is "frowned-upon but legal." However, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of the article's readers would be left with the impression that card counting is some type of illegal scam against the casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog Hand View Post
    Here are the opening paragraphs of the article:

    "Gambling has long been an activity for hopeful risk-takers willing to test their luck.

    But sometimes, deceitful bettors have tried taking luck out of the equation.

    Over the years, casinos in Las Vegas and beyond have been fleeced for millions of dollars as crafty criminals found ways to walk away with big winnings they hadn't lucked into honestly.

    While some of them managed to evade the watchful eyes of casino security for years, most found their way to a jail cell. Whether it was counting cards, rigging machinery, sleight of hand, or simply walking out with bags full of cash, many of them walked away with big winnings, yet often paid the price."

    By prominently lumping those who are "counting cards" together with "crafty criminals" and "deceitful bettors", this article perpetuates the casinos' myth that card counting is a criminal activity. The article goes on to discuss the MIT BJ Team, at which point it finally, if grudgingly, acknowledges that card counting is "frowned-upon but legal." However, I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of the article's readers would be left with the impression that card counting is some type of illegal scam against the casinos.

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    agree that it was a mistake to put the MIT team in that article - very unfortunate



    the other stories were interesting to me - a few of them I didn't know about - not in any way comprehensive but I got a kick out of it
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