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Topic: Surveillance Video/ 3 Men Switching Cards - Blackjack
Message: Posted by: Clock (Oct 23, 2007 05:51PM)
I remember watchng a scam on one of those "Cheating in Las Vegas" Shows. There was a quick surveillance clip of three men (sitting next to eachother) switching cards in full view by "flicking" the cards to eachother.

3 men openly flick the cards across the table in less than a second.

Does anyone know what video I'm talking about and have any more info on the guys/scam/where to find that video or get a tape of the show?

Message: Posted by: Mr. Z (Oct 23, 2007 05:56PM)
Actually it wasn't blackjack, they were taking off one of the jackpots at Caribbean Stud. The takeoff man hits a royal flush for over $100,000 or so. Pretty cool clip, it took them several days to set it all up. I don't know how much of it was featured on the various tv shows, but in the full surveillance vid the guy just hit six figures and his accomplices (the other players they pose as) are as stone-faced as can be, a major tell.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Oct 23, 2007 06:08PM)
Wow I am glad you mentioned that!

NOBODY at a table that hits a jackpot is stonefaced. The excitement is so contagious you get caught up in it! Well sorry for saying NOBODY, but very few. Few enough for it to be a tell for sure.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Z (Oct 23, 2007 06:13PM)
The guy who won starts clapping once he hit it but that's about as "excited" as they got. I'm pretty sure surveillance was tipped off ahead of time as they got a great view of the whole play and there was more than enough there to nail them.

Another tipoff was 3 guys sitting elbow to elbow all looking at each other's hands--each has the makings of a Royal in their respective hands and it's just a matter of getting them to the guy with the bet--all in all a very well-rehearsed and executed scam.
Message: Posted by: Clock (Oct 23, 2007 08:35PM)
Sounds like they got so caught up in making the move look good they forgot about acting! I'm sure they were all quite scared.

I wish I could find it again because, if I remember, it looks very cool.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 23, 2007 08:49PM)
I think you can get the video for about $10 from the History channel.
Message: Posted by: Clock (Oct 23, 2007 08:54PM)
Whats the name of the show?
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 24, 2007 06:45AM)
Was it Cheating Las Vasgas? I cant recall. Was there also a film of a young lady putting in a cooler at black jack. I made a post about it once but my memory is bad.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Z (Oct 24, 2007 06:48AM)
On 2007-10-24 07:45, tommy wrote:
I made a post about it once but my memory is bad.

^Among other things.

Cheating Las Vegas might be it but there are so many of these things.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Oct 24, 2007 08:20AM)
:) Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.