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A GRAND EXPOSE OF THE SCIENCE OF GAMBLING
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MAGICANA Item #: 105 -

    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

    CON MAN: A MASTER SWINDLERS OWN STORY
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    PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE Item #: 569 -

      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 for a big oil company,...

      HOW GAMBLERS WIN: OR THE SECRETS OF ADVANTAGE PLAYING
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      MAGICANA Item #: 980 -

        Originally published in 1865, this is one of the earliest publications on the subject of advantage play or cheating at cards. This beautifully done reprint of the 1868 edition offers outsiders a fuller understanding of how to execute the techniques described. Not a photocopied edition of the original, it has been totally reset but it does include all the original work, including the ads. 91 Pgs. 2008 Hardcover

        HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING: A CON MAN REVEALS THE SECRETS
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        HACHETTE BOOK GROUP Item #: 1001 -

          A con man reveals the secrets of cheating, scams and hustles in this roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. Includes the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today and top tips on how to avoid each one. Not just a "here's how the con works" book, this one guides you through the set up, the talk, the sell, everything about the con and how you can be suckered...

          IT WAS NEVER A GAMBLE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF A 1900S HUSTLER
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          CONTENT DISTRIBUTORS INC. Item #: 1089 -

            The true story of early 1900's gambler and hustler Jimmy James. Born in 1900, he left home at the age of 14 and made a living by taking advantage of others greed. In a time when the rules were few and enforcement was often left to one's own conscious, there could be big rewards for anyone with the intestinal fortitude to bend the rules. This is the story of a hustler and gambler's journey through many adventures, twists and turns, ups and downs. Cards, dice, roulette: No game was safe and no...

            DETECT DECEIT: HOW TO BECOME A HUMAN LIE DETECTOR IN UNDER 60 MINUTES
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            Item #: 646 -

              Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone��_��s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud. You can��_��t always rely on what comes out of someone��_��s mouth. It doesn��_��t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying��_��_��_but it does take special skills and a little practice. In Lie Detecting 101, international expert in undercover operations Dr. David Craig provides readers...

              RICH UNCLE FROM FIJI
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              Item #: 616043917061 -

                A true classic, the title refers to the introduction one con man uses to deceive a 'mark,' while setting him up for a bunco scheme. 'The Rich Uncles will be with us until the end of time, because the confidence man thrives on human weakness - the fact that every person is possessed with a desire to obtain something for nothing, or bet on a certainty,' the author says. 64 pages, paperbound, 1911

                SHARPS AND FLATS
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                Item #: 1772 -

                  The Sharps are the cheaters and the Flats are the cheatees. This from London of 1894. The subtitle says it all: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill. A sample of the contents shows the importance of this long-unobtainable classic: Marked Cards, Reflectors, Holdouts, Manipulation, Collusion, Conspiracy, Dice, Poker and Roulette. Includes major sections on the game of faro, including rules and layout. 335 Pgs.1983

                  THE ART OF DECEPTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
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                  Item #: 1938 -

                    This revised version of a 1971 book is subtitled, 'An Introduction to Critical Thinking.' Its main thrust is to teach the reader how to win arguments, defend their cases, recognize fallacies, see through deception, persuade skeptics, and turn defeat into victory. Several

                    THE ART OF THE STEAL
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                    PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE Item #: 3269 -

                      In 'Catch Me if You Can', Frank W. Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. In 'The Art of the Steal', Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing you how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of ways to commit...

                      STEALING MACHINE (PAPERBACK)
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                      Item #: 1856 -

                        Parisian detective Villiod wrote this French classic exposing how clever crooks and con artists at the turn of the century circumvented the anti-gambling laws and operated clubs and casinos legally under the "private club" charter ruse. The game was baccarat en banque, and all the mechanics' moves as well as card-stacking techniques are outlined. 221 Pgs. 1976

                        THE WORLDS GREATEST GAMBLING SCAMS
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                        NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK Item #: 2164 -

                          The author made his living for years as a casino scammer, a cheat who figured out how to take money from the casinos by means other than winning it. Marcus gives lively details of the ten greatest casino scams, many of which he was part of. These include the Bet and Run Scam, the Identity Theft/Credit Scam, card marking, the French Cigarette Scam, and more. Scams include all games, from keno to roulette to craps, as well as the characters who pulled the scams off and got away with them. 360...