My understanding of the Gambling Device is that it is a win/lose deal that gives you either +10% Crit Severity and Crit Hits or - 10%. That is better than any tribble, but only if you win. The device is also described as "Incompatible with Tribble Buffs." My question is: If you activate the Gambling Device and LOSE, can you go stroke a tribble and kill the effect? I realize that would be quite a loophole, but worth asking before I spend big lobi.
That's what most would do but if you die in an STF and need to rebuff with it and fail, the tribble would let you wipe the lose debuff and replace it with something more useful so you don't slow people down. Then it's just a matter of trying again when you get the chance.
Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.