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The Open Book by J. H. Johnson (edited by B.W. McCarron) The Open Book
by J. H. Johnson

This is the book that tells the truth about cards, dice, punch boards, gambling wheels, races, and all other kinds of gambling scams and cons.

Don't be a sucker! The Open Book reveals how crooked gamblers, cheats, and con artists fleece the innocent and unwary public out of thousands of dollars daily.

Even that carnival game at the local fairgrounds may not be as innocent as it looks. Get the inside scoop!

Valuable secrets of marked cards, gaffed dice, ink formulas, holdouts and other cheating devices -- all clearly explained.

Also included are scams and cons used by the unscrupulous to bilk the unwary. True stories ripped from the headlines, as well as tales from grifters past and present, all make THE OPEN BOOK a fascinating read.

Are you a Nelson collector? This title was offered as item number B660 in the Nelson Enterprises catalogs. So if you're a Nelson collector, gambler, magician, or simply a person who loves to know how crooks do it, you're sure to find something you like in this book.

All text has been completely reset in new type, with Foreword and editing by B.W. McCarron (author of The Gambling Magician). The greatest book ever written on the psychological games that cheaters use to get inside the heads of their victims. Read, learn, and protect yourself AND your hard-earned cash!

Original copies fetch upwards of $200 when they surface at auction. Now you can own this valuable and hard to find book as a convenient eBook.

Revised edition makes this valuable and fun to read reference affordable for any enthusiast's library.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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