Some most common types of marked cards are:
Introduction to marked cards:
Marked cards are the basic gimmick of card cheating. Knowing the identity of certain playing cards during a card game may be of critical importance. This is why marking playing cards is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of the card cheat. Learn how marked cards can be used to cheat at a home poker game or even in a public card room. Also learn how marked cards can be used to cheat in casinos or other gambling games. Learn how marked cards can be used to cheat in the game of blackjack.
There are a few terms for marked cards. The most usual terms are readers or paper, hence the expression "paper player", meaning a cheat who uses marked cards. The other terminology associated with the term "paper" is "planting paper" or "papering", meaning planting marked cards. Marked cards can be planted straight into the game, by either switching a marked deck into the game or by simply introducing it at the outset. More careful and sophisticated card sharks will "plant paper" in a neighborhood store, where it will be picked up by the unsuspecting victim some time before a friendly home poker game.
Methods of marking cards vary. Some types of marked cards are closely kept secrets of the gambling underground while others are more widely known. Some examples of professionally marked cards are juice decks, black line work, puncture marking or pegging, flash work, sorts etc. Different types of marked cards will be used for cheating at different card games.
As with any other card cheating method the use of marked cards requires experience and knowledge. While the inexperienced card cheat will rely too heavily on a cheating device, such as a marked deck of cards, the experienced card cheat will use the gaff sparingly.
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