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The Open BookJ. H. Johnson
This is the book that tells the truth about cards, dice, punch boards, gambling wheels, races, and all other kinds of gambling.
Don't be a sucker! The Open Book reveals how crooked gamblers, cheats, and con artists fleece the innocent and unwary public out of thousands of dollars daily. Even that carnival game at the local fairgrounds may not be as innocent as it looks. Get the inside scoop.
Valuable secrets of marked cards, gaffed dice, ink formulas, holdouts and other cheating devices -- all clearly explained. Also included are scams and cons used by the unscrupulous to bilk the unwary....
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How To Sell Snake OilDavid Devlin
If you love scams, hustles, cons, bar betchyas, flim-flam, stings, snow jobs, bamboozles, chicanery, shams, fixes, baloney, and other dirty tricks then this ebook is for YOU!
In this follow-up to his popular eBook How to Sell Bridges, David Devlin teaches the finer points of some of the many scams and hustles that have made him a lot of money. He also discusses some of the more elaborate cons that have been used throughout history and the cons who pulled them off. Also discussed are cons used today including selling ridiculous products, phony business "opportunities", scamming major corporations out of thousands...
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This manual exposes cheating at gambling of all kinds including more than 100 methods of rigged machines, tables, dice, marked cards, sleight of hand and more.
It is unclear when this book was originally published, but it does reprint some illustrations from The Expert at the Card Table which means it must be after 1902. Our best guess is that this was published during the 1920s.
From the preface:
The lack of knowledge on any one subject is not ignorance. You may be the smartest lawyer, the most brilliant doctor, a captain of finance, an intelligent banker, an educated scholar, and a gentleman in every walk of...
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How Psychics Locate Missing PeopleDevin Knight
This is an exposure of a psychic scam being worked today that is almost foolproof. The unusual thing about this scam is that the sucker in most cases never realizes he was conned. Therefore he never reports the psychic to the authorities and the psychic can operate in the same area for years with immunity!
Millions of people go missing each year and many unscrupulous psychics and mediums claim they can find these people for a FEE.
This is an exposure of a scam that was worked on the author in his younger years. It shows step-by-step how the psychic makes it appear that he has found the...
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Carnival Games ExposedStephen Ablett
Have you ever wanted to win that stuffed toy at the fair? Would you like to impress that special someone with your skills? This ebook contains the secrets to many of the most popular carnival, midway and arcade games, along with advice on how to beat them. From the Basketball Toss to Hoopla. Cover the Spot to High Striker. The answers are all here!
The ebook is 68 pages, colour throughout with pictures for every game. It also includes five pages of construction tips for building the games.
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How To Sell Bridges: a book of dirty tricks and bamboozlersDavid Devlin
When David Devlin was in high school he never had a job. Not a summer job, not a part-time job, no nothin'. All of his friends did, but not David. That is not to say that he never had money. He always had plenty of cash in his wallet. He never stole money. He earned it. But how can this be if David did not have a job of any kind? The fact is that he scammed and hustled it from the friends who had jobs.
If you love scams, hustles, cons, bar betchyas, flim-flam, stings, snow jobs, bamboozles, chicanery, shams, fixes, baloney, and other dirty tricks then this book is for YOU!
In this eBook,...
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Gambling Card Sharps: How to Beat a CheaterScott Edward Lane
This is a highly sophisticated work on gambling and cheating with cards. The author, Scott Edward Lane, is not only an expert card handler but also an engineer by profession. You will find formulas, flow charts, and graphs which you will not usually find in similar books on this subject. In that sense it is a unique work written by an expert for experts.
This ebook details mnemonics as applied to card sharping, Lane System for Calculated Cuts, Utility Holding Positions, Impromptu Systems to Cull and Stock, Strategic Communications Management, Utilizing Secret Accomplices, Cull and Stock Error...
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Blue Book 1960KC Card Co
Just 15 years after WWII, life was good. As the world rebuilt itself, prosperity reigned. Returning soldiers who needed an outlet to keep their competitive edge found what they were looking for in gambling. Neighborhood poker games, back-alley craps, and illegal casinos were everywhere if you knew where to look. Grifters followed the money trail, too, and not all of them relied on skill. Many used devices such as holdouts, shiners, gaffed cards and crooked dice to ensure that they fleeced the lambs just as surely as if the marks openly handed their cash to the swindler.
Catering to the demand...
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Why Gamblers WinJohn Philip Quinn
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Advantage Card PlayingF. R. Ritter
This was the advertisement booklet for Ritter's book Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker. It describes the motivation of the book and shows some excerpts including four illustrations.
1st edition 1905, 9 pages; digital edition colorized.
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My Confidential Tips To Poker PlayersF. R. Ritter
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Advantage Card Playing and Draw PokerF. R. Ritter
The first part and majority of this book deals with marked cards. It shows numerous examples of how and where to mark various back designs popular during the early 20th century in the United States. The second part briefly describes sleight-of-hand for the card cheater such as second dealing, bottom dealing, shuffling, false cuts, and mechanical hold outs. Each technique is illustrated with a photo, which is quite remarkable for a book from that time. The third and final part deals with the mathematical odds of draw poker.
Some people believe that F. R. Ritter might be S. W. Erdnase, the unknown author...
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Catch 33: Three Card MonteLee Asher
3 cards. 2 of them lose. 1 wins.
"..simple! "... Or so your audience thinks.
Each time he plays the game with you, your spectator falls into subtle traps you've set. He receives an authentic lesson on the con game that is not a game at all. Using beautifully choreographed sequences, you continually manipulate your spectator into choosing the wrong card. He just can't help himself.
Perform this routine surrounded; at a restaurant, trade...
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The Manual of The Three Shell GameEddie Joseph
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.
Excerpt from the introduction:
The Shell Game is essentially a close-up effect. It has no appeal, we admit, beyond the intimate range, but when demonstrated within its rightful sphere it commands a peculiar fascination.
[Note: You will also be able to download a facsimile version of this manuscript.]
1st edition 1959, 30 pages; 1st digital edition 2013, 49 pages....
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The Punters Retirement PlanCol. Wingate
A step by step system that can make you a millionaire in less than 12 months.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Have you heard a saying that goes something like: 'back favorites and lose your money?' Again, do yourself a favor and ignore it.
This Betting Plan may seem frustrating at times, because some of the dividends are small, but you must be disciplined and follow it step by step. Do not deviate from the formula, not even if someone tells you a horse is a sure thing?
This system involves backing favorites. But it is done with a set procedure and it is the Staking Plan that is the key to making...
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Craps for Low RollersAlan K. Long
This is a Craps Championship winning strategy.
This is an ebook about "how to win" at playing craps. It covers all of the basics of the game so you will have a working knowledge of the table layout and various bets. Many of the craps wagers that you see players make are sucker bets and don’t apply to this winning strategy. Yes, the house can be beaten on a regular basis!
Twenty five chapters of do's and dont's with full color examples including an explanation of why this winning strategy works. You will pay for this ebook with the first roll of the dice!
If you are a beginner or new...
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How to Cheat at PokerDaniel Madison
Formerly published under the title How to Cheat at Cards this is an updated version released under the title How to Cheat at Poker. The new version includes T.U.T., 50 pages by Chris Stanislas, his first and only publication.
The ultimate guide to learning all of the techniques for cheating at card games ...
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...
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Card SharpersJean Eugene Robert-Houdin & William John Hilliar
Subtitled: Their tricks exposed or the art of always winning
Translated from the French of Robert-Houdin, first published in 1861, 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: "Enlighten the dupes and there will be no more cheats."
This work was first translated in 1863 under the title The Sharper Detected and Exposed. In 1881 Prof. Hoffman translated it anew and brought it up to date under the title Card-Sharping Exposed. It is not clear why Hilliar would do a new translation in 1903. Perhaps he felt he could ride Erdnase's coattails after his groundbreaking...
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Secrets of GamblingHugh Miller
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, original 128 pages; PDF 82 pages.
Table of Contents
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The Score: playing card marking systemDaniel Madison
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 a retired card cheat who wishes to remain anonymous.
The Score markings system teaches you how to mark any deck of cards that has a white border, such as standard Bicycle Rider backs, Mandolines and Bee Stingers - we'd list all of those decks here but there are far too many to mention!
The Score is a minimalistic system; two simple tiny marks...
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The Winner's Guide to Dating: What I learned about love and sex from playing Texas Hold 'emRandall Klitz
This little gem of a book consists of five chapters - with prudent advice backed up by years of painful observation and field work. Are you a winner?
Illustrations by Muriel Alvarez.
1st edtion 2007; 63 pages.
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John Scarne's NewsletterJohn Scarne
In January 1976 John Scarne started a monthly newsletter. It had eight pages per issue and covered all forms of gambling, from casino games like Blackjack to sports betting (horses, baseball, basketball) as well as the casual gambling at home with friends. You can even find some magic tricks explained.
End of 1976 John sent out a renewal notice asking all charter members to renew their newsletter. He was even promising 15 issues for $24 to the charter members, or subscribe for two years for only $30.
He must have received very few renewals because he published just one more issue, volume...
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How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage PlayingGerritt M. Evans
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 M. Grandin and that Evans/Grandin was not a professional gambler. (Bart is working on an upcoming book about Evans - The Mysterious Gambler.)
This ebook was created from the 1868 edition. There is also an earlier 1865 edition. The 1868 faked edition drops the name of the author who is, of course, Evans/Grandin, pretends that the "anonymous" author is a "retired"...
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Three Card Monte: John Scarne explains why you can't winAudley V. Walsh & John Scarne
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 in performing and demonstrating this sucker effect. Learn everything about it in this digital reproduction, either to be aware of the various ways this can be played and thus be protected, or to learn to perform it for entertainment purposes.
From the preface by Nate Leipzig:
For those who are not acquainted with Mr. John Scarne, I wish to say that...
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