Cheating Device Spot Light - Capped Dice
An expose on "Capped" dice. What does it mean? Did it really work?
Cheating Device Spotlight - Shapes, Flats and Edge Work
Crooked dice of the mis-shaped variety. Explanations of many different ways crooked dice players use to alter the shape of a die to gain an edge over the house.
Cheating Device Spot Light - The Dice Loads
The many different materials used by cheats to load dice. Loads from mercury to gold are exposed in this in depth article.
Cheating Device Spotlight - Magnetic Dice
A description of the various ways magnets have been used to gaff dice.
Telekinesis and Dice
Did you know famed Duke University conducted a study on the effect the mind could have on controlling the out come of a die roll? Not only was the study for telekinesis and dice completed but the scientist in charge determined PK worked!
The Crooked Gamblers
A 100+ year article explaining how crooked dealers used to gaff roulette wheels and cards to cheat players. Cheating faro and electronic wheel gaffs are explained in detail.
Cheating Device Spotlight - The Chip Cop
The old cheating devise "the chip cop" is described in detail. Including the "chip cop holdout"
FAROHOLD OUTMARKED CARDSPOKERCHEATER
Sure Things of Card Cheats
Article from 1909 with amazing descriptions of various cheating devices used by expert card sharps a century ago. Real inside cheating stuff here.
The Crooked Gambler
How cheats beat the game of roulette and faro from 1902.
Bifocals Used to Cheat Poker
Article from the Lincoln Journal in 1894 explaining how poker cheats read marked cards with specially designed glasses
How to Control Fair Dice
A how to control fair dice using dice cups to shake the dice. The "New Maxim Shot" and the "Kick Off Shot" are described and illustrated
Electric Faro Box
Back in the 1800s when electricity was new, there were claims that Faro boxes rigged with electrical current used to manipulate the cards removed from the box were being used to fleece gamblers. Sounds unlikely to me. Read the article and decide for yourself
Bat Masterson Quickly Freed
Famous old west gambler, Bat Masterson, was arrested for running a cheating Faro game in New York City in 1902. He was discharged by the local magistrate due the poor preparation by the government.
Bat Masterson's Marked Cards
A description of the exact location of the marks on the back of a deck of cards Bat Masterson's alleged dealer used to cheat on a Faro game in 1902.
Bat Masterson Arrested
Story of the arrest of famous 1800 gambler and lawman being arrested in NewYork city for being involved with running a "brace" (cheating) Faro game. Gambling History brought to life
How Casino Dice Were Made
Ever wonder how casino dice were made when the Rat Pack was rolling the bones? This article provides the answers.
Earp Called Bat Masterson Out
Exciting tale of the time two Old West legends squared off at a Faro table.
Faro Cheating with the High Layout
A Faro dealer invented a lucrative although short lived sure thing with his high layout cheating box.
Players Cheating Faro
Not all cheaters on Faro table sat behind the table. Some clever players used a simple pin hole in 8 cards to rake in money. Before dealer's across the country finally "got wise"
Fixing The Roulette Wheel
Back in 1894 a group of innovative cheats rigged a roulette wheel and beat the house out of $20k. They did it by understanding that people see only what they are looking for, aka "Inattentional Blindness"
The Heavenly Origins of Dice
A brief description of the history of dice. Where and why were they invented. Dice have always had a heavenly purpose. Scholars have come to no consensus on the origins of dice, but invariably most of the ancient accounts involve the gods in some way. For the Ancients dice were often used as tools of deviation and cast as to determine the will of the gods. The gods themselves used dice to further their own desires.
Baccarat en Banque
Baccarat's older version - Baccarat en Banque. Closely related to Black Jack and Seven and a Half.
An Introduction to the Game of Baccarat
Learn the in and outs of the elegant game of Baccarat, including the true odds and how the game compares to other more popular casino games.
Chemin de Fer
Baccarat's older cousin, Chemin de fer. Learn about this non- bankingpredecessor to baccarat. The original James Bond, when head to head against his arch nemesis not on a poker table but playing Cheminde For.
The History of Baccarat
This article explores the history of the casino game baccarat, unearthing specific information on it's origins and introduction to the United States. Spoiler alert - Famous Gaming Expert John Scarne had the date Wrong!
Played with Marked Cards
Detailed description of a wealthy card sharp who cheated his peers in 1920 New York. He played with marked cards and just couldn't lose.
Card Sharp is “Harnessed”
Story of a poker cheat who used a card hold out divice and was caught in 1909
Cheating with Dice
How professional sharpers rob and deceive victims with gaffed dice and manipulation
A Card Sharp's Trick
A short clip describing the use of phosphorus marks to cheat baccarat in Moscow - 1910
What's the Odds?
Boondoggling in the Field of Percentages. Or Some Freaky Facts about Lady Luck 'Easy Money" 1935