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Old 10-15-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default Gambling in 2100?

Greetings, all!

I'm wondering: I've occasionally seen the Gambling skill mentioned in THS context, but is gambling even alive in 2100? Given the ubiquitous computing, there just doesn't seem to be a way for odds of a given game not being very clearly known to anyone caring enough to play. And given VIIs and Infomorphs, there's basically no way to ensure that a player isn't resorting to card-counting for 21, or a NAI with high Perception and Body Language for something like Poker, or risk/payoff calculations for something else.

I suppose Gambling might've retreated to narrower niches, such as betting on the potential winners of various competitions.

Thanks in advance!
Vicky 'Molokh', GURPS FAQ and uFAQ Keeper
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