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For poker and blackjack, odds can be looked up in a book (assuming the casino is honest). The house has no advantage in cheating with poker as you play against other people they they take a rake. Blackjack depends on your skill--play basic strategy correctly and the house has slightly better odds than you. Start counting and you now have the advantage (until you are asked to leave). Craps is the only game that gives you 50/50 odds just for playing it right (but good luck playing it right as there are so many rules and side bets--I suck at it). I'm not sure about roulette...I do know they use the extra spaces on the wheel to gain an advantage, but have really never played it. Seems too random to me.
About a day later we're riding a bus and talking to the driver about what casinos to go to and my dad mentions the black jack incident and the bus driver says, "Oh, didn't you see the sign that said Spanish Blackjack. You don't want to play those tables because they remove all the 10s."
Moral of this story is that its very easy for a casino to cheat you. The dealer knew full well that my dad would have to adapter his play because of the missing cards, but told him to follow his cheat sheet and never mentioned we were playing Spanish Blackjack.
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How does the interim solution get implemented if the machine won't boot?
Magic, how else?