Move over, "Three Card Monte"! There is a new BAD ASS kid in town. His name is, "Brain Scam", and He takes no prisoners!
David Devlin has created a fool-proof scam that seems so fair and so honest; suckers cannot wait to plunk down their cash and play the game. The odds of the suckers winning the game seem so much in their favor, and so against the performer that it looks like super easy money for them. The reality, however, is that the suckers cannot win. Not ever. No matter what. It will not happen!
Here is the hustle:
Three cards are given to a spectator. They are a Jack of Clubs, a King of Spades, and a Queen of Diamonds. The spectator places them in a row on the table in front of him in any order he wishes. Next, the spectator is shown three small envelopes, and they are genuinely and blindly mixed. The performer places these in a row according to the whim of the spectator, lining them up with the cards.
It is explained that each envelope contains a duplicate of the cards i.e. in one envelope there is a Jack of Clubs, another holds a Queen of Diamonds, and the third contains a King of Spades. The cards belong to the spectator, and the envelopes are for the performer.
The game is played thusly: The performer and the spectator take turns rearranging their cards/envelopes. The performer goes first so that the player has final say as to the placement and order of the cards. The only stipulation is that during each turn all cards/envelopes must be moved to a new position. The player cannot move only two cards, and the performer cannot move only two envelopes. All three must move. It is also stated that each will have three turns. No more. No less (in truth, the number of turns is really up to you, but David uses three).
How to win/lose: The only way that the performer wins is if the player actually matches all three cards with all three envelopes. If all three are not matched up, the player wins. If even one card does not match the card in the envelope that it sits in front of, the player wins!
So, the performer only wins if the player fails to match all three. To make things interesting, the performer gives the player ten to one odds with a ten dollar minimum stake. Ten will get one hundred, twenty gets two hundred, etc.
- No matter what, the performer will always be the winner! It is 300% guaranteed!
- Only six cards are used
- No gimmicked cards
- No gimmicked envelopes (that is detectable anyway)
- No switches of any kind
- Everything is examinable
- Self working! No sleight of hand whatsoever!
David has personally used this scam to get out of dinner checks, and even made enough money with this during the year to buy his family a large flat-screen TV for Christmas! If you enjoy a good bar or street con then you will go nuts for Brain Scam
. In fact, when you think about it, this eBook ends up being free, because you can make your money back after just one performance!
*As for you "softies" and "bleeding hearts" that refuse to take...err...make money, you can play this as straight mentalism. But remember, it is only "gambling" if you are taking a risk! With Brain Scam, there is no risk to you!
1st edition 2014, 11 pages.
word count: 2497 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text