Originally posted by Brian Rasmussen:
I saw this book at my Barnes and Noble yesterday and it seems too good to have on display where anybody (laymen) can pick up and learn some of these methods.
I've seen the book. It's not a threat to either magic or gambling protection.
I've read reviews of Steve Forte's book by Jamy Ian Swiss and Michael Close, as well as reviews
by real casino types.
They say that it's a 100% valid real-world gambling info with no [baloney.]Reviews, and my own examination of Lovell's book , suggest that Lovell has produced a book with about a 50-50 [baloney]/real-work ratio.
I'm afraid Penn\'s new book
is also a hundred percent job. One hundred percent [baloney.] Publisher's Weekly
says "And if it's meant seriously, then the book itself is a cheat: when you're done with it, you still won't really know how to cheat at poker."
An Amazon customer said "If you want to learn how to palm cards, uncut a deck, deal from the bottom, the second or any other part of the deck this book is not for you. In fact, in the first chapter the book cuts through those lessons by recommending you to purchase "Expert at the card table" by Erdnase to learn all those moves as "he can teach you better than I ever could..""
There's nothing wrong with [baloney,] but remember that Forte is a world class game protection
expert. Teller is a world-class, internationally famous expert in [baloney.] (Check out [Baloney!]
, Season Two, for examples. )