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Gambling is one of the most popular past times in America, with over 47 million people playing games of chance. Las Vegas is the gambling Mekka which offers the opportunity to strike it rich or loose everything. And with the invention of online gambling the opportunities are many to try your luck. In order to increase your chances to leave the tables as a winner, we are providing you with ebooks on strategy and game play as well as the best teaching and training software. Do not bet your money in a game you don't understand. Be a smart gambler, invest the time to study the games you would like to play and then go out and have fun while playing the best and most informed you can.

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Michael MacDougall & J. C. Furnas

Gamblers Don't Gamble by Michael MacDougall & J. C. Furnas

A card detective revelations of gambler's secrets.

MacDougall, who refers to himself as magician and card detective, tells of years of tracking down crooks, phony devices, and manipulations in every sort of gambling field. He shares anecdotes of various experiences, and explains several cardshark methods and moves including:

  • Culling and Palming
  • The Slip Cut
  • Bottom Dealing
  • Second Dealing and Sort Edge Cards
  • The Haymaker Shuffle
  • The False Riffle
  • The Crimp
  • Trick Stacking And A Misdeal
  • The Interlacing Riffle

1st edition 1939, 167 pages; PDF 91 pages.

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T. Hayes

Pre-Flop Single Card Peek by T. HayesThis short ebook considers the game of Texas Hold'em, in which a cheat has knowledge of a single card that will appear on the flop. Whilst a couple of methods for achieving this are briefly described, the main contribution of this work is in highlighting the advantage that can be gained with knowledge of only a single card that will appear on the flop. Using analysis of how the cheats pre-flop range may be adjusted, the results show that even knowing only the suit of a flop card will give a significant advantage.

1st edition 2019, 8 pages.

2019 / 7 / 29
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Brick Tilley

Gypsy Switch by Brick TilleyA shortened, up-to-date version of the 11 Dollar Bill Short Change routine. As a finish, the bills are sealed in an envelope. Upon opening, the envelope is found to contain pieces of newspaper. Here is a demo of the count only:

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages + 2 videos

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William W. Larsen

The Gyp Artist by William W. Larsen

Here's an entertaining, 25- to 60-minute lecture that you, the magician or mentalist, can present on the topic of scams and cons. And it's a money-maker.

Become an Expert on Cons and Swindles...
Or just talk like one. This is a new field for most magicians and mentalists, allowing you to give your lecture to civic groups, security seminars, government agencies, corporations -- anywhere people gather. And these organizations have deep pockets, too, able to pay you well for your time.

Fabled Bunco Games of History...
Now become practical, effective tricks in the magician's hands, each...

2018 / 12 / 15
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James Henry Keate

The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web by James Henry Keate

All grafts laid bare being a complete exposure of all gambling, graft and confidence games with stories illustrating the methods employed by the different operators.

This is a wonderful book on all things cheating at gambling (sleight-of-hand and machinery), various confidence games and other scams and crooked methods with several revealing illustrations.

  • PREFACE
  • ENDORSEMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • EPITOME
  • CHAPTER I Exposé of Gambling Devices
  • CHAPTER II Exposé of Gambling Devices (Continued)
    • The Mechanical Hold-out Poker Table
    • The Revolving Poker Table
    • The Sleeve Hold-out
    • The Bug Hold-out ...
2018 / 11 / 7
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Andrew Steinmetz

The Gaming Table Volume 2 by Andrew SteinmetzThis second volume of The Gaming Table is from a magician's point of view much more interesting. It includes a history of dice and playing cards including a fairly detailed description of how playing cards were made. It has a chapter on fortune telling with cards. And it also features a surprisingly good chapter on card tricks with explanations for four sleights (false shuffle, false cut, glide, card change) and 18 very nice card tricks. Among them we find a version of the prearranged deck and two person codes.

For people interested in Erdnase it is interesting to note that at the beginning of the...

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Andrew Steinmetz

The Gaming Table Volume 1 by Andrew SteinmetzThe full title of this work is The Gaming Table: Its votaries and victims in all times and countries, especially in England and in France. It is essentially a history of gambling detailing people and places. It does include some exposure of cheating, but most of that is told in volume 2.
  • Preface
  • CHAPTER I. The Universal Passion Of Gaming; Or, Gaming All The World Over.
  • CHAPTER II. Gambling Among The Ancient Hindoos.—A Hindoo Legend And Its Modern Parallel.
  • CHAPTER III. Gambling Among The Ancient Egyptians, Persians, And Greeks.
  • CHAPTER IV. Gaming Among The Ancient Roman Emperors.
  • CHAPTER...
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Geo. W. Allen

Poker Rules in Rhyme by Geo. W. AllenThis is an unusual book that teaches basic poker strategies, tactics, and odds in verse form, accompanied by color illustrations. This book is mentioned in Jack Pots.
  • A Pretty Game
  • One Pair
  • Two Pair
  • Threes
  • Straight
  • Flush
  • Full Hand
  • Fours
  • Straight Flush
  • 4 Straight-Inside
  • Nothing-Ace High
  • Nothing-Ace King High
  • Pair Sevens
  • Three Kings
  • Three Nines
  • Three Aces
  • Seven-High Straight
  • Ace Full
  • Fours
  • Royal Straight Flush
  • Chances to Improve the Hand by Drawing
  • Pat Hands

1st edition 1895; PDF 29 pages.

2018 / 9 / 9
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Author Unknown

Saturday Review by Author UnknownThis is the review of Robert-Houdin's The Sharper Detected and Exposed that appeared in Saturday Review on May 9th, 1863.

1st edition 1863; PDF 5 pages.

2018 / 8 / 23
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Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

The Sharper Detected and Exposed by Jean Eugene Robert-HoudinThe first part consists of stories about cardsharks and other crooks from Robert-Houdin's recollections. This is very readable and an entertaining part of the work. The second part explains some of the technical details of the methods used by cardsharks. However, the methods are for the most part only described in very rudimentary form. As Robert-Houdin writes himself, this is not meant as a way to teach you how to do it, but merely to give the reader insight in how the different ruses are accomplished. Nevertheless, it provides interesting insight into the ways and means of cardsharks.
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KC Card Co

Blue Book 1961 by KC Card CoKC Card Company specialized in legit and crooked gambling supplies.
  • Dice and measuring tools to make sure they were properly manufactured.
  • Game layouts
  • Marked cards
  • Crooked dealing boxes
  • Holdouts
  • Books on gambling
  • and more

1st edition 1961, 77 pages.

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Michael MacDougall

Danger in the Cards by Michael MacDougallA fascinating casebook of true stories from the self-styled "Card Detective" that reveals the inner workings of backroom poker cheats, dice scams, bunco artists, horse race swindles, rigged games of the carnival and midway and much, much more.

Written in a breezy style, "Mickey" MacDougall takes the reader along for an entertaining and informative ride as he consults with casino bosses and card room owners to stamp out cheaters and grifters.

Swindlers take many forms and purvey their trade anywhere people gather: aboard trains and cruise ships, at the racetrack, in back alleys, military...

2018 / 4 / 28
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Willard King

How You Are Cheated at Dice by Willard KingIf you play dice games, or if you have friends who play, you can't afford to be without this information.

Written for the craps player, King delivers the facts in such a way that the dice player will understand and be able to instantly recognize the principal forms of cheating now in use.

The author has eliminated what is usually the bulk of other gambling books - including historical background, rules of the game, statistics, anecdotes, memoirs, and moral admonitions. Instead, he cuts to the chase with the exact methods used by dice cheats, so that you may understand and protect yourself...

2017 / 12 / 22
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T. Hayes

Collusion Strategy and Analysis for Texas Hold'em by T. HayesCollusion Strategy and Analysis for Texas Hold'em gives a focused and comprehensive look into the concept of collusion in the popular game of Texas Hold'em. The first half of the ebook details the many techniques and strategies that may be employed by colluders, as well as some of the considerations associated with each method. The second half of the ebook then analyses both pre-flop and post-flop play in order to determine the effect of various parameters on collusion strategy. This publication represents one of the most in-depth insights into the theory of collusion, currently available. ...
2017 / 12 / 16
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T. Hayes

Killers and Strippers by T. HayesThis ebook focuses on the use of killing cards and the stripper deck to gain an advantage in the popular game of Texas Hold’em. The first part of the ebook is a short investigation into the art of using the cut to take cards out of play. Initially, the mathematics of killing cards is presented along with an assessment of probabilities when all the aces, tens and five value cards are killed. After highlighting the fact that very few cards are exposed during a round of Hold’em, the second part of the book looks at some different types of stripper deck that are available. This covers multiple...
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Anonymous Author

Scientific Betting by Anonymous AuthorThis is an exceptionally good ebook on odds and percentages of various popular games including horse races.
  • Purpose Of This Book
  • Chances Involved In Tossing Coins
  • Dice Throwing And Craps
  • Combinations And Chances With Dice
  • Casino Dice
  • Matching Games With Coins
  • Probability Of Repetitions
  • Roulette
  • Draw Poker
  • Chuck-O-Luck
  • Hazard
  • The Big Six
  • The Slot Machine
  • Chances In Horse Racing
  • Systems And Fallacies
  • Why The Bank Invariably Wins

1st edition 1947, 120 pages; PDF 87 pages.

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Eugene Edwards

Jack Pots: stories of the great American game by Eugene EdwardsThis is a collection of wonderful poker stories, some obviously pure fiction, some based on true facts, at least some of the actors are historical figures that did indeed exist. It reveals a good amount of how card sharps plied their trade, and illustrates many of the local differences in playing draw poker.
  • CHAPTER I
      What Is Poker Its Origin, And Why We Like It
  • CHAPTER II
    • The Early Days Of Poker
    • Steamboat Games
    • A Mammoth Raise
    • Bowie's Good Deed
  • CHAPTER III
    • Poker In Washington
    • A Story Of Henry Clay
    • Cabinet Players
    • Mahone's Rule
    • When Reed Was Called
  • CHAPTER IV
      ...
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Max T. Oz

3 Disk Monte by Max T. OzYou will get both a PDF and a video (download from your digital shelf).

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3 Disk Monte is a variation of the street hustle often played with cards. Three black face down disks, one with a white dot, are mixed. The spectator tries to guess which disk is the one with the white dot. The disks have increasingly gained popularity due to their visibility and handling. This PDF illustrates and describes the various sleights that can be used while performing this effect. Topics include the basics plus some of the more advanced moves that can be used.

  • The Disks
  • The Mat
  • Working Height
  • The...
2017 / 10 / 16
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Edwin C. Hood

H. C. Evans Catalog 1929 by Edwin C. HoodIn 1929 H. C. Evans was a large company specializing in the manufacture and sale of sporting goods and casino equipment.
  • Casino supplies
  • Trade Stimulators
  • Pocket Novelties
  • Amusement Park Supplies
  • Fair Ground Games
  • Shooting Galleries

1st edition 1929, 160 pages.

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Edwin C. Hood

H. C. Evans Catalog 1909-1910 by Edwin C. HoodH. C. Evans was a company specializing in the manufacture and sale of gambling and carnival equipment. They also sold sporting goods like baseball gloves, various balls, hunting and fishing gear. Particularly noteworthy are their offerings for cheating purposes such as hold-outs, or dice which have been altered in a number of ways, or marked cards, etc.

1st edition 1909, 64 pages.

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