Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Stud Second Deal

A second deal used to cheat at poker or casino blackjack.

This demo shows a typical crooked deal that could be used by a bustout dealer to deliver hit cards to the players in a single-deck blackjack game. In a gaming situation the dealer may gain secret knowledge of the top card. If the card is favorable for the dealer he may use this crooked deal to retain the card on top of the deck for future use.

In this demo the ace of spades is clearly shown on top of the deck. Then three cards are dealt face up, but the ace of spades remains on top of the deck.

In addition to blackjack this crooked deal could also be adopted for other games that require some of the cards to be dealt face-up. A good example would be stud poker.

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"Back Alley" Dice Switch

A slick single-handed dice switch used to cheat at street craps games.

I call this switch the "back alley" switch because is a switch that is most commonly used in street games. In order to execute this switch as best as possible the dice mechanic should shoot the dice on the ground while squatting. The cover for the move are the actual dice being rolled far away from the hand.

In order to keep all the action contained inside a small video frame, and in order to show a nice close-up shot of the hand, I did not roll the dice far off screen, as would be actually done in a game. Furthermore, I conclude the action with an additional action to reveal the original dice - in a game the mechanic would use one of several methods to ditch the dice.

For the purpose of clarity I switch a pair of red dice for a pair of green ones. Both pairs are regulation casino 3/4 size dice. It should be noted, however, that this switch would rarely be performed with such dice. Usually much smaller candy-store dice would most likely be used in a street game.

It should also be noted that this switch would most likely not be performed by the shooter. Cheats do not like to perform tricky moves when all eyes are on them. Instead the switch would most likely be performed by a bystander, who would casually toss the dice back to the shooter. The shooter could be a dupe, or one of the cheats from the gang.

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