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Professor Hoffmann
Herrman's Tricks with Cards by Professor Hoffmann

This is a reprint of the sections dealing with card magic from Professor Hoffmann's Modern Magic. There are however six new pages (four in the front and two in the back) which are entitled "Canfield's Expose". These six pages expose scams such as 'short changing', the 'soap game', the 'spindle game', ...

Reprint is too kind a word, rip-off is more appropriate since this was an unauthorized republication of Hoffmann's material. Also interesting to note is that the correct spelling of Herrmann is with two r's and two n's, the book title however only shows one n. Probably a deliberate error to avoid legal troubles. (Information...

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Gerritt M. Evans
How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing by Gerritt 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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Edward A. Litzau
How It's Done by Edward A. Litzau

Available again at last. This privately printed gem contains the real work for some of the best card marking inks, daubs, shading and blockout inks that the world has ever seen. Even the infamous luminous reader formula is explained, as is an easy method to produce short or narrow cards that doesn't require a card trimmer!

Best of all, this revised edition includes modern alternatives to the chemical and dye-based compounds, making it easier than ever to obtain professional results in the privacy of your home workshop.

"Your Red Daub is very fine. I find that Daub is the secret of the...
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Devin Knight
How Psychics Locate Missing People by Devin 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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Daniel Madison
How to Cheat at Poker by Daniel 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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David Devlin
How To Sell Bridges: a book of dirty tricks and bamboozlers by David 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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David Devlin
How To Sell Snake Oil by David 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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Willard King
How You Are Cheated at Dice by Willard King

If 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...

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S. Victor Innis
Inner Secrets of Crooked Card Players by S. Victor Innis

This very rare, and highly sought after, gambling book from 1915 is finally available. This book was the first to publish the fact that eight out-faro shuffles brings the deck back in its original order.

  • Preface
  • Stacking Or Running Up Cards
  • Controlling Four Aces And Four Kings By Stacking And Bottom Dealing
  • Stacking Cards With The Faro Riffle
  • Combination Cold Deck And Faro Riffle
  • False Cuts
  • Marked Cards
  • Controlling Cards In The Draw
  • The Tip
  • Telling Hole Cards In Stud Poker
  • The Draw Out In Stud Poker
  • Edge Work For The Draw Out In Stud
  • The Spread
  • Second Dealing
  • Cold Decking ...
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Collin MacKenzie
Jack Pots by Collin MacKenzie

For anybody interested in Erdnase, this poker story compilation should be of interest because many poker stories are from Chicago. It was published in 1887 which means it likely overlaps somewhat with the active time of Erdnase. We are not saying you will find a story featuring Erdnase. But such poker stories, even if they are often exaggerated or purely fictional, do provide one with some sense of the times of Erdnase.

In particular, it is educational to compare the stories with the ones from Eugene Edwards' Jack Pots. There isn't any significant overlap, however one aspect is noticeably different. Eugene...

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Eugene Edwards
Jack Pots: stories of the great American game by Eugene Edwards

This 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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John Scarne
John Scarne's Newsletter by John 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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T. Hayes
Killers and Strippers by T. Hayes

This 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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Koschitz
Koschitz's Manual of Useful Information by Koschitz

Concerning marks and stamps, portable and fixed devices, manipulation of cards and other matters of interest to lovers of draw.

This is one of the better early books on card advantage play. We can be almost certain that Erdnase read this book.

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Marks And Stamps
  • Watermark
  • Disfigurement Of Edges
  • Nail Impressions
  • Ruffling
  • Roughening
  • Bleaching
  • Crimping
  • Erasing
  • Evaporating
  • Glazing
  • Enamel
  • Acidulated
  • Other Marks
  • Pricking
  • Trimmed
  • Briefs
  • Wedges
  • Strippers Or Humps
  • Scratches
  • Filling And Burnishing
  • Assorted
  • Cut-Off
  • Shading
  • Scrolling
  • Stamped Or Readers
  • Portable...
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unknown
Monte Carlo by unknown

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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F. R. Ritter
My Confidential Tips To Poker Players by F. R. Ritter

An early publication (from the early 19th century) about the odds and strategy of draw poker.

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Arthur Toskana
Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur Toskana

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

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  1. Vorwort
  2. Die Geschichte der Karten und ihrer Spiele
  3. Die Volte
  4. Das Falschmischen
  5. Das Eskamotieren der Karten
  6. Das inkorrekte Abheben
  7. Das korrigierte Kartengeben
  8. Vorbereitete Spiele
  9. Karten-Präparationen
  10.    A. Gezeichnete Karten
  11.    B. Beschnittene Karten
  12.    C. Gebogene Karten
  13.    D. Durchstochene Karten
  14. Das Vertauschen präparierter Kartenspiele
  15. Der Gehilfe...
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Danny Brenner
Online Poker Mastery by Danny Brenner

With the online poker scene being flooded with fish from television, there is more money to be made than in the stock market! Most of the new coming poker players saw the World Series of Poker and decided to play on Party Poker, Pacific Poker, or Paradise Poker. Because of their inexperience, these players (if you can call them that) are practically throwing their money at you. It is necessary, however, to be well equipped so you will know how to take advantage of them, as well as their chips.

Danny gives great advice on subjects such as 'knowing the odds', 'general ring game play', 'defending...

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George W. Allen
Poker Rules in Rhyme by George W. Allen

This 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.

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John F. B. Lillard
Poker Stories by John F. B. Lillard

This is a collection of poker stores covering the time frame from 1845 - 1895. As the title page clearly states Lillard merely collected and edited them, he did not author them.

  • DEDICATION
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. TOLD OF STATESMEN
    • Webster And Clay
    • How An Illinois Congressman Was Backed By Uncle Sam
    • A Kentucky Colonel Who Drew On His Salary To Stay In The Game
    • Two Stories About Gen. Schenck
    • A Jersey Congressman's Leather Bluff
    • The Drummer Wilted
    • Hannibal Hamlin
    • The Six-Spot Of Diamonds
  • CHAPTER II. MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORIES
    • Six Aces In The Pack
    • His Chips Were The Wrong Color....
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T. Hayes
Pre-Flop Single Card Peek by T. Hayes

This 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.

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Joseph Ernest Meyer
Protection: the sealed book by Joseph Ernest Meyer

An underground classic, now available as an ebook! This amazingly insightful book, written by a newspaper reporter, contains full details of gambling devices and methods used by professionals to beat and cheat casinos and other players.

Also described and illustrated are rigged carnival and gambling games, card gambling games, marked cards, holdouts, and much, much more.

Not content to describe methods that others may also have exposed, Meyer went the extra step to purchase the rights to gambling systems that sold for as much as $25 each. These are also detailed, in their various author's...

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T. Hayes
Punch Work for Texas Hold'em by T. Hayes

This short ebook focuses on one of the most popular tactile card marking systems, in the context of Texas Hold'em Poker. Punch Work for Texas Hold'em begins by commenting on the history of the technique and detailing the numerous methods in which the marks can be created. Following this, how the marks can be utilised is explored from the perspective of each stage in standard Hold'em game procedure. The ebook then considers the ways in which these tactile marks can be varied to convey more information. Finally, given the ambiguity inherent in the way this marking system is commonly implemented,...

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David A. Curtis
Queer Luck by David A. Curtis

Poker Stories from the New York Sun

  • Why he Quit the Game
  • Freeze-out for a Life
  • A Gambler's Pistol Play
  • Queer Runs of Luck
  • Storms's Straight Flush
  • For a Senate Seat
  • The Bill Went Through
  • Poker for High Stakes
  • "Overland Jack"
  • His Last Sunday Game
  • Foss Stopped the Game
  • He Played for His Wife
  • The Club's Last Game
1st edition 1896, 235 pages; PDF 66 pages.
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