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Cheating, Scams & Protection

You might think that at a friendly game with your friends or at a professional tournament there is no cheating. Well, think twice, cheating takes place in all kinds of games. It is crucial that you at least know the basic threats of how you can be cheated and how to spot and counter them. If you gamble for a living, you better become a specialist on cheating. The ebooks in this category will tell you all you need and prepare you to not be the mark and the sucker the cheaters steal money from.

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    Catch 33: Three Card Monte by Lee Asher    The Manual of The Three Shell Game by Eddie Joseph    The Modern Con Man by Todd Robbins    How to Cheat at Cards by Daniel Madison    The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself by James Munton & Jelita McLeod    Card Sharpers by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & William John Hilliar    Secrets of Gambling by Hugh Miller    The Score: playing card marking system by Daniel Madison    How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing by Gerritt M. Evans    Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne    Scarne on Dice by John Scarne    Cheating at Hold'em by David Malek    The Reformed Gambler by Jonathan H. Green    Sharps and Flats by John Nevil Maskelyne    Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur Toskana    Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol    20 Years a Fakir by S. James Weldon    The Rich Uncle from Fiji by M. P. Adams    The Right Way To Do Wrong by Harry Houdini    The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase
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Catch 33: Three Card Monte by Lee Asher
Catch 33: Three Card Monte

"Much more than a mere gambling expose, Catch 33 is almost an act in itself! Twenty-first Century magic needs more brains like yours." - Guy G.
3 cards. 2 of them lose. 1 wins.

"..simple! "... Or so your audience thinks.

Each time

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Lee Asher23 Jun 2013$19.95

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The Manual of The Three Shell Game by Eddie Joseph
The Manual of The Three Shell Game

This is one of the best explanations of the Three Shell Game or Thimble Rig including 24 moves and 3 full routines. Jack Lamonte has drawn 86 clear illustrations to make studying the moves and routines a lot easier.

From the introduction

The
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Eddie Joseph4 May 2013$10.00

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The Modern Con Man by Todd Robbins
The Modern Con Man

Whether it's winning $50 on a bar bet, scoring seats closer to the fifty-yard line, or finagling a free meal, The Modern Con Man ensures that aspiring low-risk grifters will always come out on top. Filled with humorous facts and tables, a glossary of
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Todd Robbins7 Jun 2012$11.99

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How to Cheat at Cards by Daniel Madison
How to Cheat at Cards

An insight into the mind, mechanics and devilry of a card cheat.
"...It was 13 years ago today when I almost lost my life cheating at cards, and what more poignant a day to release a book on the subject. It is a hope that How to Cheat at Cards will
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Daniel Madison15 Jan 2012$28.00

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The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself by James Munton & Jelita McLeod
The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself

No one thinks it can happen to them, but Americans are 40 times more likely to be defrauded than to have their cars stolen or their homes burgled. Con artists ruin people financially and emotionally, leaving in their wake a trail of destruction, broken
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James Munton &
Jelita McLeod
10 Oct 2011$24.99

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Card Sharpers by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & William John Hilliar
Card Sharpers

Subtitled: Their tricks exposed or the art of always winning

Translated from the French of Robert-Houdin by William J. Hilliar. Robert-Houdin wrote this book primarily as an expose to reduce the number of people being cheated. He writes in his preface:

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Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin &
William John Hilliar
26 Aug 2011$7.00

£4.42
€5.65
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Au$8.13
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Secrets of Gambling by Hugh Miller
Secrets of Gambling

This is a great book on the secrets of how to cheat with cards and dice at many popular games - a guide to dishonest gambling. It offers a good overview of the various methods from mechanical cheating methods to sleight of hand.

1st edition 1970,

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Hugh Miller10 May 2011$12.00

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The Score: playing card marking system by Daniel Madison
The Score: playing card marking system

The Score is an ebook that teaches a special playing card marking system inspired by a concept probably as old as playing cards. The system has been re-thought and re-mastered by Daniel Madison with help from sleight of hand junkie Randall Freeman and
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Daniel Madison21 Sep 2010$15.00

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How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing by Gerritt M. Evans
How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing

This is a pre-Erdnase description of moves and ruses to cheat at the card table by an unnamed 'retired professional'. However, Bart Whaley's research revealed that this retired professional was Gerrit M. Evans, that his real name was most likely Edward
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Gerritt M. Evans13 Mar 2008$8.00

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Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne
Three Card Monte

This is a treatise on the sucker effects of the Three Card Monte. It starts with an intro by Nate Leipzig, includes a definition of gambling terms and goes on to explain moves, routines and schemes to work the Three Card Monte. John Scarne was a master
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Audley V. Walsh &
John Scarne
10 Jan 2008$5.00

£3.16
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Scarne on Dice by John Scarne
Scarne on Dice

This is probably the most important work John Scarne wrote. It is complete and authoritative. In this revised edition John provides the reader with a complete look at the world of dice, including for the first time an insider's view of how dice games are
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John Scarne13 Sep 2007$12.00

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Cheating at Hold'em by David Malek
Cheating at Hold'em

How to Protect Yourself from Being Scammed at the Card Table
"Cheating at Hold'em" is not a clichÚ exposÚ. "Cheating at Hold'em" is a course in protective strategy. "Cheating at Hold'em" will provide you with all the knowledge needed to
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David Malek18 Nov 2005$29.95

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The Reformed Gambler by Jonathan H. Green
The Reformed Gambler

This book is one of the classic books in gambling. It is an autobiography and describes Jonathan Green's conversion from a gambler to an exposer and teacher.

Among others it exposes: game of thimbles; diamond cut diamond, or the gentleman's game; Dead

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Jonathan H. Green5 Sep 2005$19.50

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Sharps and Flats by John Nevil Maskelyne
Sharps and Flats

Sharps and Flats is probably the most important early book on cheating devices and methods. Sharps being the cheaters and flats being the cheated, the mark. Maskelyne details among others, marked cards, holdouts (Kepplinger holdout), reflectors and manipulation.
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John Nevil Maskelyne5 Sep 2005$7.00

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Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur Toskana
Mysterien des Kartenspiels

Dieses Buch ist in Deutsch verfa▀t und ganz dem falschen Spiel mit Karten gewidmet. Es behandelt unter anderem Griffe wie das Falschmischen, Spielaustausch, prńparierte Karten und Gehilfen.

Erstausgabe, 1900, Berlinische Verlagsanstalt; 53 pages.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

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Arthur Toskana5 Sep 2005$7.00

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Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

This is the story of a boy who ran away from home to become a cabin boy on a Mississippi riverboat at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. And for forty years after this point in time he bilked people from all walks of live, businessmen,
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George H. Devol5 Sep 2005$6.00

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20 Years a Fakir by S. James Weldon
20 Years a Fakir

Weldon traveled this country during the last 20 years of the 19th century, learning and perfecting tricks of the street peddler. Many of these ploys are still used today in one form or another. He helped pioneer the many subleties of "street selling" and
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S. James Weldon5 Sep 2005$4.00

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The Rich Uncle from Fiji by M. P. Adams
The Rich Uncle from Fiji

A classic textbook containing numerous swindles for those who desire to take down and rope the public! It is unique in that it has the only written description of the coin purse swindle - complete with photographs. Many of these cons are being used today,
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M. P. Adams9 Aug 2005$4.00

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The Right Way To Do Wrong by Harry Houdini
The Right Way To Do Wrong

This is a fun book to read. Great stories about pickpockets, burglars, bunco men, thiefs, and others. Houdini collected interesting cases talking to detectives, and police chiefs. The book describes the methods used to scam innocent victims. Some of these
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Harry Houdini9 Aug 2005$5.00

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The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase
The Expert at the Card Table

Originally entitled Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, is probably the most cited and referenced book about card gambling moves - a classic in the history of magic literature. A must read for any card magician or aspiring gambling expert
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S. W. Erdnase14 Jun 2005$5.00

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