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 be one of my final publications on deception with playing cards. The book began in 1995 as The Card Cheat Handbook and as it offers no new light on card table artifice, it always remained in my private journals. As I dedicate more and more time to other obsessions in the deceptive practices, I am inevitably moving slowly away from the small branch of deception with playing cards, and this is a book that I would have regret never sharing during my time in the art.
How To Cheat At Cards by Daniel Madison exposes and teaches the cheating techniques that Madison had been successful with during his time as a card cheat. The ebook offers intricate detail and step-by-step instructions on the handling and dexterity of sleight-of-hand for card cheating, accompanied by photographical guidance.
What you will read in this book is not original, such techniques have been published for hundreds of years, yet rarely taught directly from experience. It is not my goal to offer a profound study or revelations of any kind, I simply offer a detailed exposure of the techniques that I have been successful with, refined and sharpened at poker tables over fifteen years..." - D. Madison 18th August 2011
In this ebook, Madison leaves no stone unturned by offering an in-depth look into the devilry and mindset
of the crooked gambler; filled with intricate detail and insight into the psychology and temperament of the cheat...
With a forward written by Madison’s late friend and fellow gambler, Stanislas, over 260 pages and over 70 subject entries, How To Cheat At Cards by Daniel Madison not only offers a thorough course in card-table artifice, but also a riveting and fascinating insight into the mind, devilry and mechanics of a cheat at the card table…
FORWORD and INTRODUCTION
The Magician Killed The Card Cheat. The Machiavellian Method.
HOLDING A DECK OF CARDS
The Madison Grip (for Dealing.) Fair Dealing.
The Bottom Deal. The Greek Deal. The Second Deal. The Centre Deal.
FALSE SHUFFLING (IN THE HANDS)
Shuffling In The Hands. The Upper Grip. The Overhand Shuffle.
Retaining the Bottom Stock During The Overhand Shuffle.
Retaining the Top Stock During The Overhand Shuffle.
Retaining the Top Stock During The Overhand Shuffle Method 2.
Retaining the Entire Order of the Deck During The Overhand Shuffle.
The Chop Shuffle. Retaining the Entire Order of the Deck During The Chop Shuffle.
The Riffle Shuffle. Retaining A Stock During The Overhand Shuffle.
Retaining the Entire Order of the Deck During The Riffle Shuffle.
The Hindu Shuffle. Retaining the Top Stock During The Hindu Shuffle.
Retaining the Top Stock During The Hindu Shuffle Method 2.
Retaining the Entire Order of the Deck During The Hindu Shuffle.
The Hindu Cut. The False Hindu Cut. The Swing Cut. The False Swing Cut.
FALSE SHUFFLING (ON THE TABLE)
Shuffling the Deck on the Table. The Table Riffle Shuffle. The False Table Riffle Shuffle (Push-Through)
The Strip Out Shuffle. The Gamblers Cut. The Ladder Cut. The Blackjack Strip Shuffle. The Coat Shuffle.
The Bottom Shuffle. Marked Playing Cards. Punch Marking. Bend Marking. Nicking. Score Marking.
MARKING PLAYING CARDS
Blood Marking System. Bicycle Rider Back Version One. Bicycle Rider Back Version Two. Bicycle League Back.
Tally-Ho Circle-Back. Tally-Ho Fan-Back.
HUSTLES, CONS and miscellaneous TECHNIQUES
Wet. Smoke. Reflections. Peeking. The Double Bubble Peek. Table Shuffle Peeking. ITH Shuffle Peeking.
HOLDING OUT AND PALMING
The Diagonal Cop. The Gamblers Cop. The Dead Bug. Rear Load Palm. The Click Lap.
The Running Lap. Hold ‘Em Out. he Drop Concept. The Drop Concept.
CHEATING THE CUT
The Classic Pass. Stalling Pass. Covered Table Pass. The Frank Hop.
The Madison Shift. The Blackout Table Shift.
The Cold Deck. Fracture.
The Code. The Opportunist. Tells. Forcing the Tell.
Lost and Found. Bluffing. Forcing the Bluff.
FURTHER HUSTLES and CONS
The Advocate. Hustles. Poison. The Decoy. Whisky Down.
Splash Loss. False Exchange.
Nihil Timendum Est.
1st edition 2011, 172 pages; revised edition 2015, 257 pages.
word count: 59709 which is equivalent to 238 standard pages of text