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21ST CENTURY FRAUD
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    Subtitled "How to Protect Yourself in the New Millenium". What are your chances of being murdered this year? We have about 20,0000 murders a year in the United States, a country with almost 300 million people, and this means your chances of escaping homicide are very good. What are your chances of being victimized by fraud? Much greater, so much greater that it's almost impossible to measure the risk. Identity theft is only one type of high-tech fraud, although it ties in with...

    50 CRAZY CARD STUNTS
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    Item #: 616043914411 -

      More a quick guide to some funny tricks that don't require slight of hand. These would be good ice breakers or pauses for a performer. 11 pgs, 1954

      A GRAND EXPOSE OF THE SCIENCE OF GAMBLING
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      Item #: 9780978067588 -

        This rare book (less than twenty copies in existence) has been reprinted (500 copies) for the first time since 1860. Small but packed with information on faro, rakes, three card monte, euchre and many more scams, it is a collectible for anyone interested in manipulations. 167 Pgs. hardcover

        ABRACADABRA
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        Item #: 123 -

          An insider's look at what goes on at a magic show behind-the-scenes. Schiffman explains the principles of deception, exposing those seemingly innocent motions that conceal vital actions from onlookers; how the conjurer uses misdirection of space and time to mislead the audience; how silly and simple optical illusions can fool us; and what to look for during a magic show. Also explores the world of offstage magic, the magicians who use various techniques to deceive and influence you:...

          ACE DEUCE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A GAMBLING MAN
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          Item #: 9781463424015 -

            The theme for this book is a Tour de Noir of a gamblers life. Written in the third person, it describes the successes and eventual downfall of a young hustler.The book extensively describes gambling situations, cheating moves, scams against casinos, and casino methods of cheating players. Heretofore unpublished, and possibly unknown even to law enforcement, are the conspiracies and actions of notorious Nevada cheating crews. Gambling on golf, backgammon, gin rummy and poker, and methods...

            ACE IN THE HOLE POKER CHEATING
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            Item #: 9781424340620 -

              Subtitled "The 101 Most Asked Questions About Texas Hold'em and Poker Cheating". With a long history in casino surveillance, Joseph doesn't assume new players know all the terms, twists and turns of poker. In addition to defining a term, move or situation, he presents examples and illustrations to clarify them. He answers such questions as: How much does the house rake? What is a kill game? What is a string bet? What does pot committed mean? How can cards be marked? How safe are online games?...

              ACKERMAN ON CARD CONTROL: VOL 3 - DVD
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              Item #: 616043916729 -

                Ackerman shows how to do 42 different card control moves (sleights) and offers real-world moves handpicked from his own working repertoire. He guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching you what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. Not just for budding magicians, this is a useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards.

                ACKERMAN ON FALSE COUNT: VOL 7-DVD
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                Item #: 616043916750 -

                  Ackerman shows how to do 36 different card control moves (sleights and switchouts) and 9 special card effects and offers real-world moves handpicked from his own working repertoire. He guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching you what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves, illustrating a number of professional card routines using these sleights. A useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards as it deals with moves such as...

                  ACKERMAN ON FALSE DEALS: VOL 2-DVD
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                  Item #: 616043916712 -

                    Ackerman shows how to do 36 different card control moves (sleights and seconds dealing) and nine special card effects, offering real-world moves he has handpicked from his own working repertoire. He teaches you the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. A useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards. Deals with moves such as one-handed second deals, push-offs, bottom deals, minus-one...

                    ACKERMAN ON FLOURISHES LIFTS: VOL 4-DVD
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                    Item #: 616043916767 -

                      Ackerman presents an instructional course encompassing elementary sleight-of-hand all the way through advanced card work. After guiding you step-by-step through the various sleights, he also teaches a number of professional card routines so you can apply what you have learned. This volume focuses on Flourishes, Lifts and Changes (i.e. thumb fan, pressure fans, kosy cut, pop-over lift, instant ace revelation, blank thought deck, card through table and more.)

                      ACKERMAN ON PALMING: VOL 1-DVD
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                      Item #: 616043916705 -

                        Ackerman shows how to do 44 different control moves (sleights and palming of cards, chips, etc.) and nine special card effects, real-world moves that Ackerman handpicked from his own working repertoire. Guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. Deals with moves such as palms and theory, magician's full palm, gambler's flat palm, fan steals, spread bottom palms, swing cut...

                        ACKERMAN ON SHUFFLEWORK: VOL 5-DVD
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                        Item #: 616043916736 -

                          Ackerman shows how to do 28 different control moves (sleights) and 8 special card effects and offers real-world handpicked from his own working repertoire. Guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves. Contains a number of professional card routines using these sleights and deals with moves such as double undercuts, Vernon's two-shuffle, Klause Overhand, bottom block transfer, D'Amico Revelation, sideways shuffle, and MGM...

                          ACKERMAN ON UTILITY MOVES: VOL 8-DVD
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                          Item #: 616043916774 -

                            As on all his DVDs, Ackerman presents an instructional course encompassing elementary sleight-of-hand through advanced card work. After guiding you step-by-step through the various sleights, he also teaches a number of professional card routines that you can apply, including ATFUS, Fu-fu switch, Hugard/Braue addition, secret subtraction, Cervon's cut reverse, the devilish miracle, easy-off pips and more.

                            ACTION WITH CARDS
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                            Item #: 616043914671 -

                              Explains the following tricks: This Card Gets Around, What A Coincidence, Back Up, Tell How It's Done, New Ace Control, the W.W. Color Change, Miracle Discovery, Military Mixup, Delayed Discovery, the Hindu Slop Shuffle, Instantaneous Four Ace Transposition, The Perfect Card Prediction. Illustrated 18 pages Paperbound 1944

                              ALDO COLOMBINIS CARD AND DICE DECEPTIONS VOL. ONE
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                              Item #: 616043914688 -

                                Playing cards and dice are two of the most recognized items that can be used in magic. Everyone knows the properties of both dice and cards as they are universally used in all types games. On this DVD, Colombini has collected some of the best routines that logically combine both regular cards and regular dice to form entertaining magic. Additionally the routines selected are exceptionally easy to learn and most of them will fool you. Routines performed and explained: Half A Die Away (Gary...

                                ALDO COLOMBINIS CARD AND DICE DECEPTIONS VOL. TWO
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                                  Playing cards and dice are two of the most recognized items that can be used in magic. Everyone knows the properties of both dice and cards as they are universally used in all types games. On this DVD, Colombini has collected some of the best routines that logically combine both regular cards and regular dice to form entertaining magic. Additionally the routines selected are exceptionally easy to learn and most of them will fool you. Routines performed and explained: The Dark Side (Aldo...

                                  ALLAN ACKERMANS SET OF DVDS
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                                  ALLAN ACKERMAN Item #: 166 -

                                    Ackerman, a card-handling expert, has produced eight separate DVDs on card manipulation that clearly demonstrate how people cheat at cards.

                                    BLACKSTONES TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO
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                                      CALCULATED MAGIC
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                                      Item #: 9780441001446 -

                                        In this second volume of Menard "Lost and Found Files" one finds mathematically-based tricks that have long histories but are not widely used today. 49 Pgs. 2006

                                        CAN YOU BELIEVE YOUR EYES?
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                                          Can you believe your eyes? This deck includes 55 cards each with different visual illusions.

                                          CARD CONTROL: PRACTICAL METHODS & FORTY ORIGINAL CARD EXPERIMENTS
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                                          DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 423 -

                                            A famous card expert demonstrates tricks that have left theater audiences amazed, and that card-playing professionals have used profitably. It is not a book for beginners. But these shifts, palms, glides, false shuffles, cuts, fans, steals, and spectacular deceptions will help those with basic card expertise reach new levels of performance. Over 300 photos. 219 pages Paperbound 1993

                                            CARD MAN STUFF
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                                            Item #: 616043914435 -

                                              Eleven card tricks (plus a few variations), including Quad Reverse; Eight Card Transposition; Surprise Monte; Quick Theft; Card Case Conjuration; Sandwich Deal and more. 24 pgs, paperback, 1970

                                              CARD MANIPULATIONS
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                                              Item #: 431 -

                                                Combines the five booklets originally published in the 1930s. Contains palms, shuffles, an especially good chapter on peeking, set-ups and flourishes. 163 pgs, paperback, 1974

                                                CARD TRICK AND STUNTS card and trick, stunts,
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                                                DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 2910 -

                                                  Carefully worked out descriptions of another 120 flourishes, sleights, tricks, and manipulations. Forces, passes, glides, color changes, top and bottom changes, double lifts, false cuts, and more. Author describes effect to be produced and explains steps involved with clear text and drawings. 224 Pgs. 2012

                                                  CARD TRICKS FOR BEGINNERS
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                                                  Item #: 433 -

                                                    A nice guide for those interested in learning how to perform card tricks without having to spend hours practicing. Contains 13 diagrams and easy-to-follow directions for more than 50 techniques, including the false shuffle, corner crimp, sensitive finger tips, palming, glide, slip force, reading the pack. Tricks do not require extra dexterity. 96 pgs, paperback, 2004

                                                    CHEATING AT HOLDEM: THE ESSENTIALS
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                                                    Item #: 616043916453 -

                                                      An authority on game protection, Maleks sleight of hand skill with cards and dice is legendary. A consultant for law enforcement, casinos, celebrities, film and television productions, and corporations, he demonstrates ways that players and dealers can use sleight of hand to cheat at hold'em: marked cards, strippers, peeking and flashing, second dealing, check capping, shuffle and cut techniques, and more. 2006

                                                      CON MAN: A MASTER SWINDLERS OWN STORY
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                                                      Item #: 9780767917377 -

                                                        In his long career as a confidence man, Joseph “Yellow Kid” Weil swindled the public of more than eight million dollars and established the reputation for robbery and trickery. Always beating the police at their own game, “Yellow Kid” used phony oil deals, women, fixed races, and an endless list of other tricks to best an increasingly gullible public. One day, he was Dr. Henri Reuel, a noted geologist who traveled around and told his hosts that he was a representative...

                                                        CROOKS CON MEN AND CHEATS
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                                                          This is the third in a series of books translated from the 1922 edition by Russell Barnhart about the true, international adventures of French detective Villiod. Describes techniques used by shoplifters, shortchange artists, hijackers, counterfeiters, check forgers, confidence men and crooked gamblers. 132 pgs, paperback, 1980

                                                          EARLY MARLO
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                                                            More than 100 Marlo card tricks explained, some with illustrations. Indexed 132 pages  Spiralbound 1979

                                                            EARLY VERNON
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                                                              Early Vernon: The Magic of Dai Vernon in 1932.  Readers of the original Vernon Twenty Dollar Manuscript probably wondered who F.W.R was and what he looked like. The identity of Fawcett W. Ross has slowly come to light, as no subsequent book of Dai's has been published without credit lines. In the first two manuscripts, it definitely was F.W.R.'s guiding hand that lead trick to paper. Included in this publication is a picture of F.W.R. In 1961, Vernon and Ross got together and the results...

                                                              ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS
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                                                                Several hundred card tricks explained in short formats. A good book for accomplished card magicians who want to add a few more tricks to their bag. 402 pgs, paperback, 1979

                                                                THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE
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                                                                Item #: 2008 -

                                                                  Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, "skinning the hand" even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks. 130 Pgs.1995

                                                                  EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE
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                                                                  DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 732 -

                                                                    Hundreds of close-up card tricks with more than 318 illustrations. Of use to the amateur as well as the pro who wants to add more tricks to his routine. 448 Pgs. 1974

                                                                    EYEING THE FLASH: THE MAKING OF A CARNIVAL CON ARTIST
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                                                                      An insider's view of the carnival underworld - the cons, the double-dealing, the quick banter, and the easy money. The story of a shy middle-class kid turned first-class huckster, Fenton's coming-of-age memoir is unorthodox and compelling. In this strange world with its topsy-turvy code of ethics, where leaving a mark without a dollar for gas is outlawed while cheating a best friend is par for the course, the tension between teacher and student grows until Pete attempts the ultimate...

                                                                      FINGER TIP CONTROL
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                                                                      Item #: 770 -

                                                                        Finger Tip Control; Revolutionary Control, Chapter Three describes all the methods of control with a few exceptions. 23 pages, paper bound. 3rd printing, 1956, 1987.

                                                                        FLEECING GRANDMA & GRANDPA
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                                                                          For the elderly, being the victim of fraud can be disastrous, and they are the most common and vulnerable targets of everyday scams, cons and frauds. From identity theft to gambling scams, from power of attorney issues to pyramid schemes, criminals relieve the elderly of their money and their homes. Describe the most common scams, offers the stories of actual victims, and details ways to protect yourself. 184 pgs, hardcover, 2004