Gamblers' Tricks with Cards
by J.H. Green
Scores of street scams, swindles, and card table ruses are explained in this 163 page book, guaranteed to separate a sucker from his money just as quickly today as when this tome was first written in the mid-1800s.
Don't read this book to cheat -- instead, get it for protection so you don't become a victim!
This a fascinating study, filled with accounts of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Some were victims, others turned the tables and made suckers out of the swindlers.
The author, "a reformed gambler," goes beyond playing cards to detail the inside work on thimbles (the precursor to the three shell game), dice, and crooked auctions, too.
Originally published in 1868. Every word has been reset in crystal clear type for easy reading. Now with twice as many illustrations and over a hundred corrections to the original content. Also includes new material by B.W. McCarron (author of "The Gambling Magician" book). PDF format. 163 pages. ($8 US)
Gamblers' Tricks with Cards (Revised Edition) is available for purchase at Lybrary.com.