The lengths the article goes to in order to paint its subjects as underdog heroes is impressive. Even so, Jerry is described as, more or less, a long-time scammer, or at least perfectly willing to get one over on people in the name of profit:
And it's hard to sound more guilty than by saying "maybe they wanted the game to be unfair":
Jerry later complains that the real thief is the government, for taking forty cents out of his gambling dollars.
And it's not like the only shady thing they did is buying lots of tickets to exploit a flaw in the game: