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Topic: Practicality of card cheating
Message: Posted by: blackeagle (Aug 11, 2019 05:59PM)
Curious about people's opinions on creating a life style around card hustling/cheating. How many people actually find cheating at cards to be their main or substantial income? When I was younger, I played in games around my college and city. A lot of times they were self-dealt. Any game worth it's mustard now has a dealer. So unless you are the dealer for these underground games it seems there is little opportunity.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Aug 12, 2019 09:28AM)
[quote]On Aug 11, 2019, blackeagle wrote: How many people actually find cheating at cards to be their main or substantial income?[/quote]

Six.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 12, 2019 05:55PM)
Does this imply that no game with a dealer can be cheated?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 14, 2019 08:59AM)
Why else would we hustlers invite the cheats to the game?
Message: Posted by: Cagliostro (Aug 14, 2019 09:51AM)
[quote]On Aug 12, 2019, stoneunhinged wrote:
[quote]On Aug 11, 2019, blackeagle wrote: How many people actually find cheating at cards to be their main or substantial income?[/quote]

Six. [/quote]

We had CNN and MSNBC fact check this number (6), and it is 100% accurate.

Since the objectivity and accuracy of reporting and fact checking by CNN and MSNBC is beyond reproach, the answer is definitive.

One can only find this type esoteric information on "The Gambling Spot." :)
Message: Posted by: Cagliostro (Aug 14, 2019 09:54AM)
[quote]On Aug 12, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:

Does this imply that no game with a dealer can be cheated? [/quote]

YES!!!

It more than implies... It is definitive.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 15, 2019 12:08AM)
Seems so.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 16, 2019 08:58PM)
One might find great opportunities in games around one's college. Fat cats send their heirs to college and high stakes games are often based on credit. See Asper's school days.
Message: Posted by: Cagliostro (Aug 18, 2019 12:37PM)
[quote]On Aug 16, 2019, tommy wrote:

One might find great opportunities in games around one's college. Fat cats send their heirs to college and high stakes games are often based on credit. [/quote]

I don't know if this method is financially feasible anymore.

One would have to be a student enrolled in college (often but not always) to take advantage of playing in these games. Since the cost of many colleges, where significant money is to be had at these games, is almost prohibitive nowadays, 50-60-100k per year or more, I don't know if enough money can be made in these college games to justify such huge upfront expense.

Further the financial obligation of student loan debt for many years into the future is prohibitive????

Hmmmm, maybe going just for the education would be a better idea, learning something useful and worthwhile and forgetting about being a card cheat.

However, it is hard to ignore the social status and the feeling of self-worth that one can attain by being a card cheat.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 19, 2019 02:04PM)
Actually, we are thinking of moving to Oxford, it is about the only city in England without a casino. It is halfway between Birmingham and London, which are the two main poker centres here. It’s a nice little city: home to Oxford University and many colleges and so the town is naturally full of students and I am sure we would find little difficulty redistributing a bit of family wealth. Really I think I could just do with a holiday.
Message: Posted by: The Curator (Aug 19, 2019 04:47PM)
[quote]On Aug 12, 2019, stoneunhinged wrote:
[quote]On Aug 11, 2019, blackeagle wrote: How many people actually find cheating at cards to be their main or substantial income?[/quote]

Six. [/quote]

5 (Bob died yesterday)
Message: Posted by: tommy (Aug 19, 2019 07:30PM)
Hustling is essentially the act of full-timers persuading part-timers to gamble with them. Hustling is more practical than mechanics in the professional poker game. To the professional, every part-timer with money is an opportunity. One first wins the trust of the sucker because as the Suicide King said: “Money itself, is a derivative of trust."
Message: Posted by: licker98 (Oct 25, 2019 04:37PM)
I assume that there are groups of people who would deceive you into thinking that a private game was not rigged, but in reality the dealer would be working with partners to swindle you out of your money. I suppose that is more of a con than it is 1 cheater going around and stealing from people.
Message: Posted by: iamslow (Oct 25, 2019 09:22PM)
[quote]On Aug 14, 2019, Cagliostro wrote:
[quote]On Aug 12, 2019, stoneunhinged wrote:
[quote]On Aug 11, 2019, blackeagle wrote: How many people actually find cheating at cards to be their main or substantial income?[/quote]

Six. [/quote]

We had CNN and MSNBC fact check this number (6), and it is 100% accurate.

Since the objectivity and accuracy of reporting and fact checking by CNN and MSNBC is beyond reproach, the answer is definitive.

One can only find this type esoteric information on "The Gambling Spot." :) [/quote]

CNN and MSNBC = Fake News
Message: Posted by: Cagliostro (Oct 26, 2019 02:31PM)
[quote]On Oct 25, 2019, iamslow wrote:

CNN and MSNBC = Fake News [/quote]

WOW...That is a startling revelation..Who would have thought?
Message: Posted by: iamslow (Oct 26, 2019 06:15PM)
No offence against you Cag, I thought I would just point out the obvious to some of our uninformed over here... :snail: