I used to play the dollar machine like at the Golden Nugget and Diamond Horseshoe, downtown and open to the street (I think they are all now gone). They set those to win more often 'cause the tinkle of the dollars streaming into the metal trough lured people into the room. I think most of those old machines that pay off in real coins are rapidly disappearing for the digital machines.
Cheney, like every politician, is gambling that he's right when he gets on TV as a pundit. POX News, where he naturally appears most often, sets up the questions to get right to the negative Obama administration answers. He simply avoids any shows where the host is going to ask questions too embarrassing for him to fabricate an answer.