The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » Books on Carnival Bunco Games (4 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Roslyn
View Profile
Inner circle
UK
3404 Posts

Profile of Roslyn
Hi all,

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, but I’m trying to track down books or DVDs (or any other literature) on carnival bunco type scam games. Things like the skittle game (I forget the name of it) where the operator can knock the skittle over but the punter fails.

I already do pea shell game, fast and loose, and (although not technically a scam) cover the spot. Would like to learn more.

Any help gratefully received,

R
The Magic Cafe account of The Conwy Jester, Erwyd le Fol formerly known as Roslyn Walker.
My home online
Join me on Facebook
Follow me on twitter
LeoH
View Profile
Elite user
437 Posts

Profile of LeoH
Roslyn:

I just finished watching some youtube vids after searching "Carnival Game scams youtube",

Most were crap but one went into the statistics of winning different games thaat was interesting.
Roslyn
View Profile
Inner circle
UK
3404 Posts

Profile of Roslyn
I don’t suppose you have a link to that video do you LeoH?
The Magic Cafe account of The Conwy Jester, Erwyd le Fol formerly known as Roslyn Walker.
My home online
Join me on Facebook
Follow me on twitter
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
8035 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
I'll PM you. I broke in, in a ten in one (sideshow). I was never a jointer but, I got to know a lot of carnies who were.
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
LeoH
View Profile
Elite user
437 Posts

Profile of LeoH
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk_ZlWJ3qJI

Roslyn:

Link to Carnival Game Scams
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4192 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
Hi Roslyn good to see you back on the Café....

It may be worth getting in touch with the guy who put out the Cover The Spot stuff. I can't remember his name for the life of me - but he consulted on The Real Hussle and is very knowledgeable.

Aldo didn't / doesn't the guy who puts out Bally cast have a bunch of items under the heading of carny games? I'll get back to you unless he jumps in...
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4192 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
LeoH
View Profile
Elite user
437 Posts

Profile of LeoH
Ian Kendall has a "Cover the Spot" set that includes the discs and an instructional DVD. I purchased mine through Hocus-Pocus magic shop here in the US. I purchased 6 of these sets and set them up as a pre-show activity for audience members for our flea circus/magic shows.
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4192 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
Quote:
On Mar 21, 2018, LeoH wrote:
Ian Kendall has a "Cover the Spot" set that includes the discs and an instructional DVD. I purchased mine through Hocus-Pocus magic shop here in the US. I purchased 6 of these sets and set them up as a pre-show activity for audience members for our flea circus/magic shows.



Thank you, Ian Kendall, was the name I could not remember. Roslyn did mention it in the original post. I like the idea of using as a pre-show activity! Cool idea!
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
ringmaster
View Profile
Inner circle
Memphis, Down in Dixie
1584 Posts

Profile of ringmaster
If spot the spot is not a scam, you're doing it wrong.
Less than 2% of reported UFO's turn out to be actual interplanetary vehicles.
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
8035 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Hey ringmaster! After reading THAT, I think that "maybe" you are with it! hee hee

Did you ever know 'Thousand Faces Foxy"? His name came up in a Showmen's League meeting, in the section on "demises". It took the rest of the meeting for the "roast" to slowly finish. A few of the "best"comments, were: "Yea..I know T'ousand Faces maybe thoity years. In all that time, he NEVER made a mark out of an old broad, or a kid whose head wouldn't reach the counter." Another brother spoke up, and said, "Don't play that too strong! He had a box that a kid could stand on!"

It seems that Foxy could work them all! --Swinger, spot the spot, any 'count' store, etc. He floated to all the big shows, over a season. When he made a big score, he would blow the show, and jump to another one.

See ya on the next lot......
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
ringmaster
View Profile
Inner circle
Memphis, Down in Dixie
1584 Posts

Profile of ringmaster
I'll tell you a story about the swinger. Joyce White, Bill hadthe wife of Bill White and sister-in-law of Bumper Jack White. Joyce had the swinger which is the "skiddles" game and Bill had the pin store, at the Calgary Stamped. Now the Swinger is a very simple machine with only three parts, none of them gaffed. Operation depends on mis-direction and guts.
The owner of that other big railroad show had decided that the time had come to force us out of Western Canada, and his friends in Ottawa had put the wordb out. The RCMP had been timeing the joint and knew something wasn't square but they didn't know what. We got raided but there was no evidence to hold anybody.
That night Joyce hit the jackpoton the daily ticket draw,prize was a Mazda station wagon and a pop-up trailer. Now she had to go down to the police headquarters to get papers to leave the country, The cops had the Swinger set up in the lobby of the station, cavas and everything and were playing with it and measuring and weighting everything. The head vice cop said he would grease the rails on the paperwork if she would just show him what was what. The detectives were ready to give up. Well live and let live.
Less than 2% of reported UFO's turn out to be actual interplanetary vehicles.
dave_matkin
View Profile
Inner circle
4192 Posts

Profile of dave_matkin
Love it! Smile
Dave “SPARKY” Matkin

http://www.gofundme.com/MyMadTriathlon

Now AKA........
Smile “WHEELS” Smile
That’s the closest smilies to a wheelchair so I’m using them despite not having a horse ….. or being able to do the walking globe. Mmmmm can you do a walking globe in a wheelchair?
Rob.m
View Profile
Loyal user
222 Posts

Profile of Rob.m
Have a look for Simon Lovell's Billion Dollar Bunko book.
0pus
View Profile
Inner circle
New Jersey
1740 Posts

Profile of 0pus
Also, look for Simon Lovell's "How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles."

I kind of like Crown and Anchor. Smile
B.W. McCarron
View Profile
Loyal user
Seattle, WA USA
237 Posts

Profile of B.W. McCarron
Walter B. Gibson's "The Bunco Book" is a good source for old cons and rigged midway games.
FrankFindley
View Profile
Loyal user
212 Posts

Profile of FrankFindley
Police Magician
View Profile
Special user
Georgia
644 Posts

Profile of Police Magician
There are many books on carnival game fraud on the internet. Check with Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other bookstores. Todd Robbins did the FOREWORD on my book, CARNIVAL COP, years ago. Bruce Walstad wrote "Keeping Carnies Honest", Tom Rinaldo wrote "Robbery on the Midway" and others, who were not law enforcement officers, wrote good info on the crooked and gambling games.

If you need a list of the books, contact me and I will give you some info on the titles and authors. Sadly, I cannot make copies of the dvd I had produced years ago as the man who put it together passed away and he had the master copy.
Glenn Hester

P.O. Box 3095

Brunswick, Ga. 31521

912-571-8071

www.policemagic.com

https://www.facebook.com/PoliceMagic
reese
View Profile
Inner circle
of Hell
1013 Posts

Profile of reese
Nice to see you still around old timer. Always loved your well-informed posts
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Believe it or not... » » Books on Carnival Bunco Games (4 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.18 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL