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 Prism Shoe vs. Rough & Smooth Shoe | Jun 24, 2012 | 09:48 pm EDT

When it comes to gaffed dealing shoes the two-shoe is definitely the most popular kind. For those who are not familiar with the term two-shoe, it is a gaffed dealing shoe capable of second dealing. But there are two kinds of two-shoes.The most popular kind is the prism shoe and the lesser known is the rough & smooth shoe. What's the difference?A pr...

 

 Antique Caro Dealing Shoes, the Real Deal | Apr 16, 2012 | 09:48 pm EDT

If you happen to be a collector of casino dealing shoes you should definitely have at least one antique Caro shoe in your collection. I happen to be fortunate enough to have two of them. Both are six-deck chemin de fer shoes, both are made from mahogany, but they are not identical.The first shoe has green hardware and a handle at the rear. I bought...

 

 Antique JAJ Chemin de Fer Dealing Shoe | Feb 29, 2012 | 11:15 pm EST

JAJ from Paris was a leading European maker of gaming equipment, back in the early 1900s. To this day I do not know what JAJ stands for, but I'm pretty sure that one of the letters J must stand for "jeux," which is the French word for games. The last letter J is usually flipped, so that the abbreviation JAJ becomes symmetrical. This often confuses...

 

 Antique Card Game Counters | Feb 19, 2012 | 01:33 pm EST

It would be an understatement to say, they just don't make them like that any more, cause the fact is, they just don't make them any more, period. And, nowadays, most people wouldn't even know what they are. The object in question is an antique device that used to be used for keeping scores during a card game. The version made of wood and ivory has...

 

 ShuffleMaster 8-deck Shuffler | Jan 31, 2012 | 11:12 pm EST

If I don't publish a blog post tonight, the whole moth of January will go by without a single blog post. So, I better do it before the clock strikes midnight. I've been meaning to blog about a casino scam that involved beating an automatic ShuffleMaster card shuffler. The scam is already old news, but since I'm not in the breaking news business I g...

 

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With the booming popularity of poker, especially Texas Hold'em, serious poker players know that to be truly informed they cannot ignore the reality that cheating has always been a part of the poker scene. Although there is no shortage of ignorant people that are quick to ridicule anyone that even suggests that cheating is a usual occurrence in poker rooms as well as other gambling venues, the reality is that ignorant "skeptics" have always been the best marks for professional card cheats.

If casinos, who do know a thing or two about gambling, also believed that cheating is not a real occurrence, they would not bother spending their resources on state of the art surveillance equipment. So, if cheating is a reality in casinos, are we to believe that it is non-existent in unregulated gambling venues, such as home poker games and underground card rooms... and not to mention, televised poker tournaments?

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