For anyone who has ever gambled you are probably wondering how you can beat the system. There are several movies that have been made where someone has found a way to control a casino and win. However, there are laws in place that protect against that very thing. These go all the way to the federal level, but states have their own mandated laws that protect gamblers and casinos.
The Dominant Factor Test is always applied to every gambling situation. This law states that the only factor that can be present when you are gambling is that of chance or luck. This means that if you are hoping to swing the game in your favor, bribe a race in your favor, or any other kind of element that would ensure that you win is against the law. Never fear, there are expert gamblers, people who have made a career out of gambling and casinos and the law take those people into effect.
Many states allow professional gambling but some do not. Professional gambling is often defined at something else entirely from regular gambling because professional gamblers are present. The stakes are higher and the beats are larger. You usually have to qualify to get in. Usually these people are well known, so to become an overnight success is pretty unheard of.
If you are trying to beat the system and you get caught you better hope that they state you are in sees your actions as a misdemeanor. Depending on the state you are in when you try to sway the outcome of a beat or game you could either be looking at a misdemeanor where you will tried before a state judge or you will be looking at a felony where you will be facing a harsher sentencing.