MAGIC Live 2015

August 9, 2015

Magicana is attending the epic convention, MAGIC Live, which is held in Las Vegas August 9 to 12. Billed as a “convention like no other” this gathering, produced by the Stan Allen and the MAGIC Magzine team, is legendary for a jam-packed magic schedule, epic shows, tons of fun and many surprises. We ‪#‎cantwait‬

In addition to the fun and madness of it all, we will be joining our friends from Potter & Potter Auctions at their booth and we will have a few books for sale, including new titles: Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier and The Experts at the Card Table.

Now if those two catch your fancy, then you may want to check out two others we will also have on hand, on cons and card artifice: How Gamblers Win and A Grand Exposé.

HOW GAMBLER WIN

OR, THE SECRETS OF ADVANTAGE PLAY EXPOSED. BEING A COMPLETE AND SCIENTIFIC EXPOSE OF THE MANNER OF PLAYING ALL THE VARIOUS ADVANTAGES IN THE GAMES OF POKER, ALL-FOURS, EUCHRE, VINGT-UN, WHIST, CRIBBAGE, ETC. AS PRACTICED BY PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS UPON THE UNINITIATED. TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF LEGITIMATE PLAY. BY A RETIRED PROFESSIONAL

Originally published in 1865 and attributed to Gerritt M. Evans, How Gamblers Win is one of the earliest publications on the subject of advantage play – or cheating at cards. This is a reprint of the 1868 edition.

A GRAND EXPOSÉ

A Grand Exposé is full of surprises. Unapologetic in tone, it paints a thorough description of an astonishingly wide range of gambling scams, including card table artifice.

Those well versed in modern modes of separating fools from their money will marvel at how relevant, how up-to-the-minute so many of the gambits described in these pages remain. As long as human beings are greedy, preferring to make a fast buck at someone else’s expense, they will remain targets for those who practice these forms of deception.

A rare gem, A Grand Exposé was published originally in 1860 by “An Adept”. The number of known copies varies, depending on which authority one consults, from perhaps seven to twenty. Whatever the total, Magicana is pleased to reprint this volume for a wider audience.

So there is just a tiny preview of what we are up to in Vegas. Maybe we will see you there? Let us know @sharingwonder!

More News from Sharing Wonder