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Best Bar Betchas (Pitch Book Publishing Kit with Reprint Rights)

Best Bar Betchas (Pitch Book Publishing Kit with Reprint Rights)
by Magic World Publishers

Print this book yourself with YOUR NAME as author. Sell it at shows and lectures to double your performance income! More...

The Change-Raisers by W. M. Tucker (revised and expanded edition)

The Change-Raisers
by W. M. Tucker

Reveals the inside story on how the con artist forces you or a store, or even a bank teller to hand him too much change. More...

Danger in the Cards by Michael MacDougall

Danger in the Cards
by Michael MacDougall

A casebook of true stories from the self-styled "Card Detective" revealing back room poker cheats, dice scams, bunco artists, horse race swindles, rigged games of the carnival and midway and much, much more. More...

Evidence of Deception by Wm. W. Larsen (Revised Edition)

Evidence of Deception
by William W. Larsen

Make extra income by presenting this entertaining, 40-60 minute lecture-demonstration on the topic of paying attention to avoid getting taken in by scams, cons and crooked politicians. More...

Gamblers' Tricks with Cards by J.H. Green

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. More...

Grafters of America by Clifton R. Wooldridge

Grafters of America
by Clifton R. Wooldridge

A fascinating, inside look at how carnival midway games, road hustlers, phony racebooks, safecrackers, and oil well gyp artists work. Written by a Chicago Police detective. More...

The Gyp Artist by William W. Larsen Sr.

The Gyp Artist
by William W. Larsen, Sr.

Now you can present an entertaining, informative lecture on the topic of scams, cons and swindles. It's a proven money-maker! More...

How Gamblers Win by Eddie Joseph (revised and expanded edition)

How Gamblers Win
by Eddie Joseph
(Revised and enlarged edition)

A complete gambling exposé act with cards, coins and dice. More...

How It's Done (Revised Edition) by Edward A. Litzau

How It's Done
by Edward A. Litzau

Contains some of the best card marking inks, daubs, shading and blockout inks ever. The luminous reader formula is explained, too, as is a method to produce short or narrow cards without a trimmer! More...

How You Are Cheated at Dice by Willard King
How You Are Cheated at Dice
by Willard King

King delivers the facts in such a way that the dice player will understand and recognize the principal forms of cheating now in use. More...


1960 K. C. Card Co. Catalog Reprint

1960 K. C. Card Co. Catalog Reprint
by K.C. Card Co.

The infamous 1960 K.C. Card Company "Blue Book" of gaffed cards, crooked dice, and gambling hall equipment is once again available for magicians and gaming collectors alike. More...
MentaLotto by B.W. McCarron

MentaLotto
by B.W. McCarron

"A clever idea!" - Karrell Fox

This mental lottery mystery is sure to please any audience. MENTALOTTO combines mentalism, audience participation and a gambling theme. A big effect and one that you will use. Great for publicity purposes ... More...
Mickey's Five of a Kind by Mickey MacDougall

Mickey's Five of a Kind
by Mickey MacDougall

Long out of print, this compilation of five vintage card magic manuscripts from the self-styled Gambling Detective originally sold for the equivalent of $120 when first released. More...

Nu-Way Jumbo Poker Deal by Nick Trost, U. F. Grant & T. A. Whitney

Nu-Way Jumbo Poker Deal
by Nick Trost

A poker deal that you can perform on stage, using jumbo cards! Perfect for even the largest of venues. More...

The Open Book by J.H. Johnson

The Open Book
by J.H. Johnson

Reveals the methods of crooked gamblers, cheats, con artists and carnival game operators. Get the inside scoop! More...
PROTECTION: The Sealed Book by Joseph E. Meyer
PROTECTION: The Sealed Book
by Joseph E. Meyer

This underground classic reveals details of gambling devices and methods to beat and cheat casinos and other players. Learn Little Jim Forrester's $25 Secret for Winning with Fair Dice and other cheats and scams including rigged carnival and gambling games, lotteries, horse racing, marked cards, and more...


Seers, Psychics, Sinners and Salesmen by B.W. McCarron

Seers, Psychics, Sinners and Salesmen
by B.W. McCarron

Protect yourself from the secrets of professional data thieves and along the way, you'll begin thinking of way to adapt these devious methods into harmless, yet entertaining routines for your mental or psychic act. Be sure to read it all, as there's a nifty treat for stage mentalists ... More...
Short-Changing by Penny Ante Jim

Short-Changing
by Penny Ante Jim

The "inside dope" on the grifter's short-change con, as used by unscrupulous ticket takers, food vendors, carnival workers, clerks -- anywhere money changes hands.

Protect yourself from becoming a victim! Learn the Bar Room Clip, Carnival and Circus Take, Bill Slip-Over and... More...

Sideshow and Animal Tricks by Hereward Carrington

Sideshow and Animal Tricks
by Hereward Carrington

Step right up, folks! See Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy, the Wild Man of Borneo, the Fire-Breathing Man, and the inner secrets of the sideshow including fire walking, animal training, ventriloquism, special stage effects. More...

Spook Crooks! by Julien J. Proskauer

Spook Crooks!
by Julien J. Proskauer

A searing expose' of phony prophets, fake mediums, and other con artists who fleeced innocent victims of their cash, dignity and in some cases, their lives! A slick billet switch, the gypsy money switch, and ... More...

Tricks and Traps by Clifton R. Wooldridge (Revised Edition)

Tricks and Traps
by Clifton R. Wooldridge

Exposes the scams and swindles used by carnival midway cheats, street gangs, road hustlers, and crooked mail-order businesses to cheat the public. Written by a Chicago police detective. More...

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