TABLE OF CONTENTS


A BRIEF HISTORY of POKER

Poker, still the same ol' game...

The Poker Utopia

 

POKER VENUES

Home Poker Games

Free Poker Leagues

Private Poker Tournaments and Charity Events

Pub Games

Underground Poker Clubs

Casinos and Licensed Poker Rooms

"As Seen on TV"

 

THE NATURE of POKER

A game of skill

Dealer's Choice

Friendly Games

Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit Games

Cash Games

Poker Tournaments

Playing Poker for a Living


 

BASIC PRINCIPLES of POKER CHEATING

Winning and Losing

How common is cheating?

Getting Heat

Controlling the Showdowns

 

MINIMAL SKILL POKER CHEATING METHODS

The Short Deck

Miscalling of Hands

Shorting the Pot

Glimpsing at Hands

Texting

Primitive Manipulation Attempts

Deck Rigging

Amateur Paper Players

 

SKILLED and REFINED POKER CHEATING STRATEGIES

 

Poker Collusion and Conspiracy

Joint Bankrolls

Local Courtesy

Soft Playing

Signaling

Crossfiring

Pot Building

Chip Dumping

Stack Balancing

Playing Best Hand

Exploiting Colluders

The Negative Impact of Collusion

Peep Joints

Stickup Games

 

Manipulations

Bottom-Dealing Scams

The Cut Card

The Greek Deal

Second-Dealing Scams

Peek and Second Deal

The Punch Deal

Controlled Shuffles

Blind Shuffles

Stacking the Deck

Location Play

Hand Mucking

Coolers


 

POKER CHEATING ACCESSORIES

Strictly for Suckers

Crooked Gambling Distributors

Cheating Gaffs

Marked Cards

Daub

Card Punches

Shiners