I see what you're getting at, Craig, but we're not there yet.
If the jai-alai betting world was larger and more active, it could get to be like day trading in the stock markets, where tens of thousands of computers are watching, waiting to issue trade orders according to their own 'black box' formulas. In fact, the stock markets have even had to put in 'circuit breaker' rules which come into play when all the market-watching computers say "Sell" at the same time.
You're correct, if there were a bunch of 'smart' computers, all watching the jai-alai betting, things could get analyzed/refined/reprocessed to such an extent that everything would wind up near the takeout-recapture threshhold. Hopefully, I'll be pushing up daisies by then.
But, hey, there can't be more than a handful of us in the jai-alai world who look at things this way and have the combination of jai-alai savvy and analysis/computer skills to pull it off.
Still, I remember how the system bettors used to come out on forced-payout Pick-6 nights, so they're never too far away