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    How to Cheat at Cards is written by reformed card-cheat Daniel Madison. The book exposes and teaches the cheating techniques and devices that Daniel was successful with during his time as a professional card cheat.

    With intricate detail and step-by-step instruction on the handling, dexterity and psychology of deception with playing cards, How to Cheat at Cards not only offers a thorough course in card-table artifice but also a fascinating first hand insight into the mind, devilry and mechanics of the card cheat.

    This Ellusionist Edition contains a new introduction, as well as further thoughts and sleights not printed in the original. It is a brilliant study guide when used in conjunction with the Mechanic DVD Set or as a complete reference by itself.

    The following techniques and devices are taught in precise and thorough detail, each accompanied by instructional photographs:

    FALSE DEALING
    The Madison Grip
    Fair Dealing
    The Bottom Deal
    The Greek Deal
    The Second Deal
    The Centre Deal

    FALSE SHUFFLING
    The Upper Grip
    Overhand Shuffle
    Chop Shuffle
    Riffle Shuffle
    Hindu Shuffle
    Swing Cut
    Table Riffle Shuffle (Push-Through)
    Strip Out
    Gambler's Cut
    Ladder Cut
    Blackjack Strip Shuffle
    Coat Shuffle
    Bottom Shuffle
    MARKED PLAYING CARDS
    Punching
    Bending
    Nicking
    Score Marking
    Blood Marking System


    PEEKING
    Double Bubble Peek
    Table Shuffing Peeking
    ITH Shuffle Peeking


    HOLDING OUT
    Slaine
    Diagonal Cop
    Gambler's Cop
    The Dead Bug
    Rear Load Palm


    CHEATING THE CUT
    Classic Pass
    Stalling Pass
    Covered Table Pass
    The Frank Hop
    The Madison Shift
    [The Code]


    THE COLD DECK

    FRACTURE
    Fracture in the Hands
    Execution
    Switch the Box 1
    Switch the Box 2
    Switch the Box 3
    Switch the Deck in the Hands 1
    Switch the Deck in the Hands 2
    Switch the Deck on the Table
    Nihil Timendum Est

    Customer Reviews

    • by Jonah Glunt

      Jun 8, 2014

      Before I read this, I thought I was fairly decent at card table deceptions. After reading How To Cheat At Cards, I realized how much I didn't know, and how much work I still had left to master many new techniques. Anybody that is new to gambling moves, or any expert looking to improve, this definitely is the book for you. This book will make you rethink and relearn everything you thought you knew, and it is well worth it. You don't have to decide to buy this or not, let me decide for you- BUY IT!

    • by Nicholas Sutton

      May 8, 2014

      Anybody who desires even a remote expertise in Card Mechanics, this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed, 'The Expert at the Card Table' by S.W. Erdnase and I continued to study it up until I got this book. This book blows any Card Mechanic book I have ever seen out of the water. The book is written exactly how I process things in my head. Daniel Madison paints a perfect picture in my head of how everything is working; every move, every sleight and every subtly. I absolutely love it. This is my new 'Card Mechanic bible'.

    • by Curtis Stabler

      May 6, 2014

      Has a lot of hard to find material. The only book I have seen with the center deal. The blood marking systems is great. Daniel Madison's bottom deal is the best I have seen. Its in here.