Carnival scams

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Bill Mullins
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Carnival scams

Postby Bill Mullins » December 2nd, 2005, 3:42 pm

A nice Modern Mechanix article on carney scams from Aug 1934 HERE.

Tom McDonagh
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Re: Carnival scams

Postby Tom McDonagh » December 2nd, 2005, 5:02 pm

The article is as creative as the train on the cover. However he did come close on the "cat rack". There are still "flats" and "alibis" working today, but you don't see them very often. Most games today just "sell" stock.


Re: Carnival scams

Postby Guest » December 2nd, 2005, 5:57 pm


Whatever you do, don't let people know that SEAM 2006 in Birmingham is scheduled to have a lecture session on scams, cheats and games of "no chance".

It is the first weekend of August 2006. It is hosted by the Magic City Magic Club Ring 35.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

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