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This is a lifetime of information, acquired the hard way.



Mechanic is taught by a man who walked a fine line between death and a payday every time he picked up a deck of cards. When each move could be the difference between a five thousand dollar haul and broken ribs, you get good at using techniques proven to work... techniques that will remain undiscovered at any card table.



This DVD set is a treatise on the techniques used by Daniel Madison to put food on his table for years, as a professional card cheat caught up in the underground circles of London's criminal underbelly.

Every day and every dollar made it harder to get out of the racket he fell into - until a simple slip at the table took the decision out of his hands - and nearly cost him his life.



During the weeks in hospital Madison made the conscious decision to shift from card mechanic to Deception Artist. Now a reformed card cheat, Daniel meticulously teaches the handling, dexterity and psychology of deception with playing cards, step by step.



Over two hours of invaluable advice, theory and method taught by a man in the unique position to have lived the life, each move seized from the cold school of experience.



Daniel learned the hard way so you don't have to. Add Mechanic to your cart NOW and benefit from his hard won experience.




Disclaimer: This is not a DVD on Card Tricks. This is detailed teaching of the actual skills used to illegally and unethically win money in illicit card games through the use of cheating. As study of this material has the potential to turn you into a successful card cheat, we must ask that any use of these techniques at the card table be for entertainment purposes only. Neither Daniel Madison nor Ellusionist can be held responsible for the consequences of cheating or unlawful gambling.

Customer Reviews

  • by Jay Chalot

    May 2016

    His thoughts, tips for all sleights are very clever. I found and read a lot of resources about mechanics, especially bottom deal ; but his modern approach of the Art of Deception changed my own vision and my way to practice. This DVD helped me to take a second look, reconsider all the sleights that I learned from “the old school” (Erdnase, etc). His manner to teach, how to practice false and fair dealing is really interesting and useful. Great product. Worth the money.

  • by Griffin Murphy

    Feb 2016

    Madison took my bottom deal from straddle grip to smooth, clean complete deception. Worth the cost and beyond.

  • by kevin aldridge

    Oct 2015

    I had wanted this product for a while but the price always kept me from putting it the cart. After I purchased it I realized how useful it was. Though Madison's dealing technique did not work for me I was able to come up with my own dealing method based off the concepts he talks about. I use the false cuts and shuffles taught almost every day and I can now watch a trick and recreate it. rarely due products completely change the game, but for me this has been the most usefully product I've purchased.