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Topic: Self-Working Gambling Effects
Message: Posted by: ImpromptuBoy (Dec 28, 2005 01:38PM)
Hi Everyone.
What are some really good self-working gambling effects, in which you deal yourself a royal flush, or a winning hand? Where can I find these effects?

Message: Posted by: Juble (Dec 28, 2005 01:44PM)
RRTCM - Poker Puzzle
Close Up Card Magic (Lorayne) - Lorayne's Poker Deal
10 Card Poker Deals - Nick Trost & John Bannon
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Dec 28, 2005 01:46PM)
Power of Poker - John Bannon's Dear Mister Fantasy
Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Dec 28, 2005 01:51PM)
"Fantasist at the Card Table" from Card College.
"Vernon Poker Deal" from the Dai Vernon book of Magic.
Both require fairly extensive setup but are worth the effort.

The Aronson stack has some features built into it that allow for this sort of thing with no real sleights necessary.

The "Lorayne Poker Deal" mentioned above is a great trick that allows for some fun presentation, and can be done with a minimal amount of sleight work.
Message: Posted by: Ron Slater (Dec 28, 2005 02:21PM)
I second Power of Poker from Bannon's Dear. Mr. Fantasty book.

Ron Slater
Message: Posted by: JSBLOOM (Dec 29, 2005 06:13AM)
David Reagal has a clever and fun routine called ten second poker!
If you do not mind palming a card, I posted my version in secret sessions where you demonstrate how casino's mark card with the aces and you cheat on the last one and also in cards and the 4 aces turn into a royal flush.
Malone also has a trick on one of his series where you could show all the aces one by one face up, magically have them turn face down 1 by one, deal one to your self plus a 5th card and you get a royal flush. Not self working. If you can do a good DL, you can show you have a POOR hand and change it magically :)
Message: Posted by: kaigan (Dec 29, 2005 08:51AM)
Juan Tamariz - Mnemonica
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Dec 29, 2005 09:52AM)
There are a lot of great poker deal effects in books that do not need a lot of moves. In the Phoenix there is the 10 card poker deal. Also in the book Dai Vernon's tribute to Nate Leipzig there is a nice routine called automatic gambler. And the book Scarne on cards by John Scarne has lots of effects that are poker deals that do not require a lot of moves.

I hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: erodoeht (Dec 29, 2005 10:04AM)
I would immediately think of the Marlo Opener, altered by Sal Piacente in his recent DVD, also with the help of Steve Forte(?)
Amazing self working thing, as long as you do the faro.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Dec 29, 2005 10:23AM)
Does anyone have [url=http://homepages.tesco.net/stephen.tucker1/e-book.htm]Red Hot Poker[/url] from Stephen Tucker? ...
Message: Posted by: Scott Kahn (Dec 29, 2005 12:19PM)
As mentioned above, "The Power of Poker" from John Bannon's new book "Dear Mr. Fantasty" is POWERFUL. Alain Nu used the effect on his TLC special this past year.

--Scott Kahn, MD
Message: Posted by: Steve Friedberg (Dec 30, 2005 06:51AM)
How about Paul Cummins' "Punken Droker?" What an effect.
Message: Posted by: spengler (Dec 30, 2005 07:14AM)
If you Want to start off with an easy self worker, check out "A Poker Puzzle" from The Royal Road To Card Magic.
Message: Posted by: abc (Dec 30, 2005 09:03AM)
Check out Piacente's DVD's for sure. His explanations are very good and the effects flow into each other nicely.
Dan Harlan has a little poker routine on his mindbogglers DVD that I often use and it goes along with gambling effects very well.
Message: Posted by: Cesar Munoz (Jan 1, 2006 11:59PM)
Power Of Poker--Dear Mr. Fantasy--John Bannon. I just started doing this but I'm getting really nice responses so far. The effect is completely self-working. John provides a really nice premise and patter to go along with it. The spectator forms two hands of 5 card stud--by deciding in which hand--each of the 10 cards go. These are not "magician's choices"--these are free choices. Despite this--the spectator always gets a full house and the magician alwasy gets a straight flush or a royal flush.
Message: Posted by: luvisi (Jan 2, 2006 01:30PM)
"The Gambler's Rehersal" from Tarbell.

Message: Posted by: Elliott Hodges (Jan 2, 2006 01:49PM)
Paul Zenon Street Magic
Message: Posted by: Will Gordon (Jan 3, 2006 09:40AM)
Try High Card Poker from Lew Brook's Stack Attack. I've seen it blow away laymen as well as magicians. Follow the link below for more info. and good luck!

Message: Posted by: Andrew Loh (Jan 3, 2006 09:59AM)
Ernest Earick has his own version which can be found in his By Forces Unseen book.
Message: Posted by: Thoughtreader (Jan 5, 2006 11:20AM)
Lorayne's "Magician Vs. Gambler" is my favourite self working gambling effect. Nick Trost had several in several booklets that are included in the hardbacked "The Card Magic of Nick Trost" and if you don't mind doing ONE sleight, then Martin Nash's "Beat the Cheat Poker" is the absolute tops.

PSIncerely Yours,
Paul Alberstat
Message: Posted by: edh (Jan 5, 2006 09:12PM)
On 2005-12-29 13:19, Scott Kahn wrote:
As mentioned above, "The Power of Poker" from John Bannon's new book "Dear Mr. Fantasty" is POWERFUL. Alain Nu used the effect on his TLC special this past year.

--Scott Kahn, MD


I believe Chris Angel also used it on one of his T.V. shows.
Message: Posted by: Logan Five (Jan 5, 2006 11:02PM)
Will Gordon you beat me to it. Stack Attack has some fairly simple gambling routines in it. That Red and Black Location effect can even be used as a memory routine.

Message: Posted by: Silly Walter the Polar Bear (Jan 5, 2006 11:46PM)
Marlo-Gardner poker deal.
Message: Posted by: tgplano (Jan 8, 2006 11:27AM)
A cut to the Aces I made up. Have the four aces on top and a breather crimp on the bottom. Challenge the spectator to cut for high card. He cuts and completes the cut and shows his card. You cut to the breather, complete the cut and show one of the aces from the top. Repeat 3 more times.
Message: Posted by: Juble (Jan 8, 2006 01:20PM)
Nice work Ted! The breather really is a great control. Throw a couple of shuffles and cuts retaining the Aces in position and you'd have a good routine. Would be good to end with the spectator cutting to an Ace perhaps?
Message: Posted by: tgplano (Jan 8, 2006 01:49PM)
Thanks for the comment. I finish with the Ace of Spades and just flick the deck with my finger flipping the breather and everything above it face up. The top face down card is the Ace of Spades.
Message: Posted by: Juble (Jan 8, 2006 01:52PM)
Great ending Ted! I've used the Finger Flicking method a few times under the guise of showing what a trained finger can do.
Message: Posted by: JSBLOOM (Jan 9, 2006 03:25PM)
How about Flipflop flush?
Message: Posted by: Anabelle (Jan 9, 2006 05:20PM)
Great source for someone like me who's awful with sleights. Thanks!

Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 9, 2006 06:17PM)
Wow... how many model/actresses do you suppose there are out there who are also magician/mentalists?
Message: Posted by: Jaybs (Jan 9, 2006 07:26PM)
Glenn Bishop's 'Milk Stack Poker Deal' is a great effect that is almost self-working and ends with a Royal Flush!
Message: Posted by: Snidini (Jan 9, 2006 09:17PM)
I also agree that "The Power of Poker" is a very strong effect and not difficult to do. This one should not be overlooked.
Message: Posted by: ursusminor (Jan 9, 2006 10:09PM)
Tony Binarelli's "Class act" has an 18 Card Poker Deal called "Cincinatti Kid Poker Deal", that's on of my favourites!

Message: Posted by: magickdabid--uk (Jan 9, 2006 11:36PM)
The James File is loaded with some of the most unbelievable Poker routines ever, most of which date from the early part of the of the 30's & 40's, but are light years ahead of anything that has come out in the yast 10-15 years.......

Message: Posted by: nique (Jan 31, 2006 04:09AM)
Guy Hollingworth has one which I perform. It's a full demo with stacking, bottoms and centres. Then the deck goes back into new deck order (this part's self working). :)
Message: Posted by: Great Domino (May 18, 2010 06:00PM)
John Bannon's new lecture notes, Six.Impossible.Things has a GREAT poker deal. Easy, great presentation and pretty much self working. Worth the $15 just for this effect.

it's called Riverboat Poker and it totally kills!
Message: Posted by: captainsmiffy (May 19, 2010 06:51AM)
Take some time out to try 'Up The Ante'....absolutely no sleights required and a genuine self-worker. PM me for a performance video (will be away from early tomorrow flying for a couple of days).

Spectator is handed a pack of cards and he can cut, deal and shuffle the deck before a series of wagers are placed....he retains the deck throughout the routine.

Hope that you take the time to take a look...

Martyn Smith
Message: Posted by: taoist (May 20, 2010 10:11AM)
Up the Ante is a strong effect.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (May 20, 2010 10:36AM)
On 2006-01-10 00:36, magickdabid--uk wrote:
The James File is loaded with some of the most unbelievable Poker routines ever, most of which date from the early part of the of the 30's & 40's, but are light years ahead of anything that has come out in the yast 10-15 years.......


I realize that Dave posted this eons ago, but, he is so very right about Stewart James. Looking for not only a self-working effect but practically a complete act? Look at James' "Ten Nights in a Card Room." I think you will be pleasantly surprised :)

Message: Posted by: Robert//Livingston (May 20, 2010 03:21PM)
I think a great self-working poker effect that I use often is Alex Hayden's "Expose" followed by John Mendoza's "Routine Poker Mental" both found on Volume 2 of Doc Eason's "Bar Magic".
Message: Posted by: magicphill (Jul 4, 2010 09:14AM)
2-4-2 Deal by Richard Vollmer always gets my vote as the spectator gets completely free choices as to what cards make up their hand and yet the performer will always win.

Power Of Poker by Bannon is also good as is Sal Piacente's handling of Nick Trosts High Card Poker Deal
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (Jul 8, 2010 06:12PM)
On 2006-01-02 14:30, luvisi wrote:
"The Gambler's Rehearsal" from Tarbell.


Thank goodness nobody has looked that far back in the thread...I can have this all to myself......Oh crud!!!!!!!!!!!

Take a look at this old chestnut...it kills!
Message: Posted by: mtstic44 (Aug 15, 2012 03:34PM)
I like "The Three Jacks Deal" with a full house for the spectator and the gambler ending up with a royal flush. completely selfworking out of Karl Fulves books.