DVD's and Books for gambling moves

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Postby Green Skittle » 05/28/08 02:48 PM

Hello all,

I'm looking for sources for "gambling" moves, such as hand-mucking. There are a bunch of DVDs and books on the market, does anyone have any recommendations?
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Postby David Prouty » 05/28/08 03:18 PM

Tony Giorgio's "The Ultimate Work" DVD is excellent
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Postby Green Skittle » 05/29/08 05:02 PM

Thanks David, it's now on my list. Anyone have any other recommendations? How about Steve Forte's stuff?
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Postby Jason England » 05/30/08 01:14 AM

Good hand-mucking information is scarce.

George Joseph published a book called Handmucking: The Art of Switching Cards in Play, but the production qualities weren't the best and some of the mucks are pseudo-mucks that he invented, not actual switches from the card table. (I personally have no problem with pseudo-mucks as long as they're done well, but I thought I'd mention it in case you made a distinction.)

Giorgio's DVDs as previously mentioned are excellent from an information standpoint, though one wishes he'd been filmed doing these moves 20 years ago.

Forte's Gambling Protection Series is top notch, but not yet available on DVD. Soon...

Until then, his two books Casino Game Protection and Poker Protection are invaluable resources for those interested in gambling information. I know of no comparable source anywhere.

Richard Turner's The Cheat DVD is also excellent and covers dozens of moves. Some are easy, some fiendishly difficult, but all are well-shot and properly performed for the most part.

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Postby fredreisz » 05/30/08 01:41 AM

I would mention Tony Georgio's two DVD collection....THE ULTIMATE WORK. Peace..Fred Reisz
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Postby Green Skittle » 05/30/08 02:03 PM

Thanks for the sources guys, much appreciated, will probably get around to checking them all out. I actually ordered Poker Protection a week or two ago, and apparently I have a package waiting for me at home....looking forward to getting stuck in when I finish work.

Jason, I understand that you will be producing the GPS DVDs, can't wait to see 'em.

Thanks again guys,
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Postby David Thomas » 07/17/08 08:29 PM

Simon Lovell's cheating with cards dvd available from fantasma online is good. You could buy expert card technique, but not all of it is devoted to gambling. But the part that is is very good.
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