The players get to keep items comped by the casino. Bad call. The casino "comp"ensates you for playing a game that they are favored in. They were cheating. The players broke their obligation.
The Casino comps you to keep you playing, assuming you'll eventually lose. That their assumption was wrong doesn't change the offer of free goods. Next you'll tell me that if I take a "Free test drive" I'm obligated to buy the car, or I stole the test drive, because the dealership assumed I'd like their piece of shit. It was "comp"limentary, not "comp"ensation. https://www.merriam-webster.co...
No different than getting casino to use dice you provide that pass the casino's checks for loaded dice but you otherwise know something special about that increase your odds playing craps.
If one learns that blowing on the dice for luck changes the outcome (say the breath causes that side of the die to be stickier), then the player, without touching the dice asks the dealer to let someone, anyone, blow on them, and you note the side that's blown on, and change your bet accordingly, you've not changed the long-term odds of the game, but have increased your knowledge of the next outcome of the roll.
The problem with these laws is that they confuse the short-term odds, the long-term odds, the odds of winning, and the odds of pulling a random card. Card counting is explicitly legal. Using skill to "change the odds" is explicitly legal. These people used a skill to change the odds. They didn't didn't change any element of chance. They didn't stack the deck. They just used x-ray vision to look at the cards, when the house still thought them unknown. The house played the wrong odds with them, but they did nothing that altered the fundamental element of chance. They could have lost money with this trick. Each hand was random. The house had just mis-calculated the odds with these skilled players. That doesn't sound like cheating to me. It sounds like using skill to gain an advantage in a game of chance, much like counting cards in blackjack.
Urban folks panic when their iPhone loses signal and whine that government needs to protect them and make sure nobody jams their precious cell signal in a movie theatre.
Just like the government protects the people if someone cuts the phone lines of someone in a rural area. Active jammers are explicitly illegal, and it's insane that you are attacking those who think they should remain so.
The lack of generalization isn't an urban-only problem. It's a side-effect of progress, and why so many Luddites hate progress. It's impossible to be competent in every topic, though 2000 years ago, it would have been possible.
Support bacteria -- it's the only culture some people have!