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lfortressl
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I found some dvds for basic card handling and card courses and now I would like to learn some scams/tricks for example Dan Harlan mindbogglers volume 3.
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Magician Vs. Gambler, Card Shark & Four Gamblers, Lorayne Poker Deal, and on and on. Do a bit of research, sir.
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Hello lfortressl, and welcome to the Magic Café!

There's a lot of gambling-themed card routine material out there. If you like learning from DVDs, you might start with the "Serets of Gambling Routines" video from L&L Publishing's "World's Greatest Magic" series. It features routines by seven heavy hitters, including Johnny Thompson, John Mendoza, Michael Ammar, and Harry Lorayne (who teaches his 10-card poker deal). If you like that, you might move on to the three-part "Secrts of Gambling Routines with Cards" series, also from L&L's "World's Greatest." Darwin Ortiz, Bill Malone, and of course the legendary Harry Lorayne again.

The advantage of these disks is that they've collected routines on your desired theme, so you get a lot of material to choose from from a lot of teachers, and the price is about what you'd pay for a single-effect DVD.

(Harry -- I'm a college professor, so believe me when I tell you that posting a question online is exactly how most folks "do a bit of research" these days. The fact that lfortressl has moved beyond Google and Wikipedia and found the Magic Café puts him ahead of a lot of others.)
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I know, I know. My cliché - for many bits of progress there's a step or two backward!
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Mr Lorayne the trick Magician Vs. Gambler is one of my favourites.Card Shark & Four Gamblers I know you are very proud of this one but its hard for an inexperienced magician like me to do it with the right story and stuff thank you anyway.
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That's the point - work on it. Coincidentally, I'm teaching an easier way to do it, set for it, in my upcoming new book. In the meantime, there's my Ten-Card Poker Deal, The Lorayne Poker Deal, etc., which even beginners can learn and do - no difficult sleights at all.
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Two great gambling routines straight out of The Royal Road to Card Magic are:

-A Poker Puzzle
-The Good Luck Card

In fact, you will find a great way to perform them one after the other in the routines section of that book.
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Welcome |fortress |If you combine some of Harry's tricks you can have a great gambling routine. And if you "work on it" you should be able to get it. Harry does magic that is attainable for people willing to put in the time. Even beginners. He avoids complicated sleights. As a beginner I had to set down Classic Collection Vol 1 for a time until my basics were up to snuff, but when I returned to it I realized how much gold is in it. Mainly I just had to put it aside to learn the terms he was using and how to do them: injog, shuffle off, get a break, stuff like that.

I like to combine Hat Trick from Card College 1 with Gambler's Luck from Classic Collection 1 for a nice little gambler demonstration of "skill." ha ha! There's not a lot of skill involved, but you look like a card master.

Another thing I like about combining Harry's gambling tricks is you are often left with four aces and can do a smooth routine with them that leads away from the gambling theme into other entertaining tricks. For instance, with your four aces from Gambler's Luck you can then do Really! and then progress into Twisting The Aces and Dr Daley's Last Trick.

BTW- If you have Classic Collection Vol 1 learn Coincidentally Yours. It's a great trick!
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The original poster messaged me to explain that he was interested in material more along the line of bar bets, but with cards. Here are a few old discussion threads that might be closer to what he was thinking:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=191
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=188
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=188&21

One of my favorite books along the line of what lfortressl was asking for is titled "Beat 'Em, Cheat 'Em, Leave 'Em Bleeding." It was written by Bob Foster, who used to write a column in MAGIC magazine called "Flim-Flam," and is referenced in at least one of the threads mentioned above. You can probably find it at your local magic store for $3.

Others that might be helpful are:

Gambling Tricks with Cards, by Nick Trost

Games You Can't Lose, by Harry Anderson and Turk Pipkin
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Thanks to both of you.
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