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Mr Salk
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On Sep 22, 2014, GaMBiT_101 wrote:
I played a game of 8ball with a good player and was losing badly, 5 balls to his 3. I finally got a shot....I sized up the table and after a pause bet him a pint he wouldnt get another shot that game!! I took one shot and the bar erupted with laughter and jeers!

If you know this one it really does work like a charm!!!


Not a steady pool-player; this one took me a minute. Charming.
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There was a TED talk by a magician (I assume relatively recently) whereby his opening line was along thelines of:

"I'm going to make a bet with each and every one of you. I bet that in my pocket I have something that no one has ever seen before, and I canguarentee no one will see again."

Can you guess what is was?

A peanut.

The most it's ever gotten me was a marshmallow.
Gordon the discombobulator
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I bet I can say 100 different words that do NOT contain the letter 'A' before you can count to 100 ?

him: one, two, three, four, five, six....
me: (starting a few seconds later but much faster than him) one, two, three, four, five.....
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I like:

Bet you 50p I can drink your shot and then make it return to the glass
Bet you the next card I turn over is your card
Bet you I can say the name on the paper
Bet you I can roll this pool ball under the cue
Bet you you can't do what I do with this shot and this napkin ball
Luke Jonas
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This has become my new favourite thread! its making me dust off the old books I have on bar bets and hustles and give them a re read through.
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Yeah, at the right time a bar bet is great fun! Smile
Luke Jonas
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There is a fine line between coming across as the cool and fun person and coming across as the arrogant show off! the right time and audience are essential for full success.
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On Jan 24, 2006, chichi711 wrote:
The trick where you say. I'll bet you 10 bucks the next card I turn over will be your card. Suckers take that bet everytime.


I taught this trick to my 3 year old and 5 year old granddaughters and they swindled every kid on the block out of their allowance, even the Baptist kid whose family didn't believe in playing cards. When caught with a bunch of money, their Mom made them give back all the money except for the $20 they swindled from their other grandfather (a lawyer) who was going to teach them a lesson in betting. She also forbid me to teach them any more magic. Seems they were working as a team. The older girl was doing the trick right by keeping the card on the deck and nobody would bet. The younger one was laying the card face up on the discard stack, while touching the deck to mentally indicate that card would be the next card. Everyone thought she had made a mistake and that's when the bets went down. She simply reached down and turned the face up card over and collected her money. I laugh every time I think of a 3 year old and a 5 year old, neither being able to shuffle the cards, scamming a lawyer out of $20. His wife told him not to bet but he said he knew what he was doing.... Priceless!
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This is probably my all time favorite. You put a book on the table along with a penny or dime or really any coin. I bet I can put the coin on the book without touching the book, the coin, or the table. Plus you cannot use anything to touch the coin, book or table. And for the record, no one else can touch anything.

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Luke Jonas
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On Mar 3, 2018, Steven Conner wrote:
This is probably my all time favorite. You put a book on the table along with a penny or dime or really any coin. I bet I can put the coin on the book without touching the book, the coin, or the table. Plus you cannot use anything to touch the coin, book or table. And for the record, no one else can touch anything.

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Steve

Not aware of that one
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On May 7, 2006, KaydoWhoa wrote:
Put 20 bucks in a matchbox then they put 20 bucks in the same matchbox. After one min. of talking about the $40.00 in the matchbox... sell it to them for $30.00


I like the premise of this one but would do it differently.

Sell it as an auction that cost $1 to play. Have 10 people put in $1 and you put in $20. Rule is that 'I' only get to place 1 bit and can't rebid. The other players can bid as much as they like. I'll bid $20. The other with only $1 worth of skin in the game will see the chance to make a quick profit. I believe the mindset of only losing a dollar will detract from the scam itself. No matter how it plays out you will always make a profit.

Rinse and repeat.
Puppets seem like vampires sometimes. They live, and you're depleted.
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