DRich
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June 16th, 2021 at 10:18:54 AM permalink
Has anyone here read Steve Fortes book Gambling Sleight of Hand? I believe it was published last year.

I really want to read it but not enough to pay $300 for it. If anyone knows of a used one for sale I might be interested.
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BleedingChipsSlowly
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June 16th, 2021 at 1:22:06 PM permalink
$10 https://magictricks.io/product/gambling-sleight-of-hand-by-steve-forte-forte-years-of-research-2-volumes/
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June 16th, 2021 at 1:40:56 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Has anyone here read Steve Fortes book Gambling Sleight of Hand? I believe it was published last year.

I really want to read it but not enough to pay $300 for it. If anyone knows of a used one for sale I might be interested.


I bought the book last year when it first came out.
I read it and then resold it for $600.
It mostly explains the moves you would need to be a card mechanic or some that would be good for magicians.
If you’re a table games AP there were a few interesting thoughts, but would not really be beneficial for most Aps.
I believe the first printing was only 600 copies but quickly sold out and now it’s on a second or third printing.
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DRich
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June 16th, 2021 at 1:49:19 PM permalink
Quote: BleedingChipsSlowly

$10 https://magictricks.io/product/gambling-sleight-of-hand-by-steve-forte-forte-years-of-research-2-volumes/



I just ordered it but this site looks fishy. I may have just compromised my Amex.
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June 16th, 2021 at 3:11:37 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I just ordered it but this site looks fishy. I may have just compromised my Amex.


Something doesn’t seem right.
$10 ? Used copies were selling on eBay for 400-600
Not long ago.
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June 16th, 2021 at 3:15:48 PM permalink
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I've posted this before but a long time ago - but maybe some here now haven't seen it
Dustin Marks, who wrote "Cheating at Blackjack", which is a great book, is the best I've ever seen at this
he claims to have beaten casinos for big bucks when he was playing
BTW - I'm not recommending this - it could get you RFB courtesy of the State of Nevada

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August 17th, 2021 at 4:09:03 AM permalink
I don't think you get to handle the cards in Blackjack.. his form of cheating strongly requires you to handle the cards.
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August 17th, 2021 at 4:28:11 AM permalink
Quote: TwelveOr21

I don't think you get to handle the cards in Blackjack.. his form of cheating strongly requires you to handle the cards.



There are definitely blackjack games where the player handles the cards.
Fewer and fewer as time passes, but they exist.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 17th, 2021 at 6:59:16 AM permalink
Also do some places now use RFIDs in the chips these days? If so they would know something happened and be able to count the number of chips from the tape. (I guess past posting is something that could happen at any table game.)
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August 17th, 2021 at 7:22:28 AM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

Also do some places now use RFIDs in the chips these days? If so they would know something happened and be able to count the number of chips from the tape. (I guess past posting is something that could happen at any table game.)



Pinching, capping, switching, and other forms of past posting are unlawful. Don't do that.

Very reasonable to assume that RFID is a thing.
May the cards fall in your favor.

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