Our crooked gambling lecture is a live, video-enhanced demonstration
of sleight-of-hand moves and other cheating strategies used by card
cheats. You will see how these cheating moves are executed and how they
are used in card games. This lecture is educational as well as entertaining.
• The Art History of Cheating™
-- A slide show of notable paintings that depict gambling cheats
• The Theory and Business of Card Cheating -- A revealing
overview of the theory of card cheating.
• Crooked shuffles, Stacking and Cuts -- A live demonstration
of some best hand techniques employed by card sharks. You will see
some methods of stacking a deck to ensure a winning hand and how cheats
overcome the cut.
• Crooked Deals -- The cards always appear to be dealt
from the top of the deck. But are they? You will see a demonstration
of all these deals (such as second
dealing and bottom dealing)
and learn how they are used in a real game.
• Card switches and Deck Switches -- You will see how
cards can be switched during play. Also, how an entire stacked deck
may be switched into play.
• Marked Cards and Other Gaffs -- Many gaffs have been
designed throughout history. Learn what they are and how they may
be used in a game of cards.
• High-Tech Cheating Systems -- A one-of-a-kind live
presentation of a high-tech underground cheating equipment used for
private high-stakes poker games, such as the Video
Juice Camera System and the X-Ray
• Poker Cheating Demo -- A live demonstration of cheating
techniques used specifically in the game of poker, with an emphasis
on Texas Hold'em and poker tournament.
• Blackjack Cheating Demo -- A live demonstration of
cheating techniques used specifically for casino blackjack, including
a demo of a gaffed blackjack dealing
shoe; this demo is similar to our Bustout
Dealer: crooked blackjack games.
• Crooked Dice -- A demonstration of dice manipulations
with actual counterfeit crooked dice bearing a casino logo and security
features, such as casino
tops, loaded dice
and casino flats.
• Set-ups -- What cheats do to ensure they get the right
marks; how cheats communicate and how they organize their operations.
The lecture is concluded by a question and answer session.
This may be the only chance you'll have to see this type of skill performed