Roulette with playing cards

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PressureFan
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Roulette with playing cards

Postby PressureFan » April 21st, 2020, 1:23 pm

Somewhere in my library I have instructions on how to play roulette with a deck of cards. It’s not a magic trick. I’ve looked over the years and haven’t had any luck finding it.

Here’s what I recall;
Certain cards are removed from the deck and the remaining playing cards are laid out in a grid, probably 6x6. I think one or more of the jokers represent the zero and double zero.
Chip or coin bets are placed on the cards in the grid.
Somehow the remaining cards are used to generate the winning number.
Does this ring any bells?

Thanks!

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Ian Kendall
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Re: Roulette with playing cards

Postby Ian Kendall » April 21st, 2020, 2:22 pm

That's in Hex Squared by Karl Fulves (2001)

Good luck finding a copy; I know at least one other person who is looking.

PressureFan
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Re: Roulette with playing cards

Postby PressureFan » April 21st, 2020, 3:05 pm

Thanks. I've already checked that out on the Conjuring Archive, it's not the source I recall as I've never owned it. It looks like the Hex Squared book is all magic trick applications.
The item I'm looking for is only for playing roulette, there is no trick involved. It's just for playing roulette without an actual wheel.

Joe Lyons
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Re: Roulette with playing cards

Postby Joe Lyons » April 21st, 2020, 4:51 pm


Joe Mckay
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Re: Roulette with playing cards

Postby Joe Mckay » April 21st, 2020, 11:50 pm

There is something like this in the book Reinventing The Real by Tyler Wilson.


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