I have an Al Stanger Incredible Poker Machine and it is indeed incredible. You can argue over an adjective here or there in the description but the end result is that the machine does what it says it can do! The first few weeks I kept fooling myself. I understand that John Mendoza has a demonstration of The Poker Machine on a forth coming DVD I believe from L&L. I think it also has John's Chop Cup routine on the DVD and I wish they (L&L) would release the DVD all ready! I want one just to see how a really great professional presents what even I, a broken down old sort of magician can and does make into a miracle. In John's hands I am sure it is real magic! That is what it is supposed to be, right?