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  • $39.95

    This is the granddaddy of them all, the Classic Juice Deck. It’s perfect for those of you who want to use a marked deck in your performance or if you are curious as to what the Juice is all about. The cards are marked for value (all values are represented) only not suit. Suits are not needed for gaming purposes. This classic deck will give you an idea of what the Juice is, how to read it and how it actually looks on the backs of the cards. This is the Classic Juice in Blue Bee brand cards.

    A premium-quality playing card. Bee® brand playing cards are preferred by casinos and industry professionals alike. Considered more durable than the average paper playing card, Bee® brand playing cards can maintain their shape and feel for a longer amount of time, providing increased play and use.

    The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BEE®, BICYCLE®, AVIATOR®, HOYLE®, KEM® and CONGRESS® playing cards. BICYCLE® cards have been the bestselling playing card brand in the world for more than 130 years. Founded in 1867, the company manufactures, markets and distributes traditional playing cards, card games, children’s card games, and card accessories. BEE®, BICYCLE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company.

    DISCLAIMER:

    All products and books sold by MarkCards.Com are intended for Educational and Entertainment Purposes ONLY. David Malek nor DoubleGeorge.com will not be held liable for any misuse of their products..

  • $39.95

    Cheating at Hold'em, The Essentials, DVD, David Malek, Gambling, Poker, Second Deal, Cards, New Deck, Cheating, Card Sharping, Card Shark, Cheats, Marked Cards, Holdouts, Kepplinger, 

    Rare – Vegas Maximus Edition

    How to Protect Yourself from Being Scammed at the Card Table
    “Cheating at Hold’em” is not a cliché exposé. “Cheating at Hold’em” is a course in protective strategy. “Cheating at Hold’em” will provide you with all the knowledge needed to become an expert in game protection and enable you to participate in any and all Hold’em games without fear of being cheated.


    The top professional poker players are all conversant with the card cheater’s ploys. No one can become a top professional Hold’em player without knowing how card cheaters take insurmountable advantages.
    The information contained in “Cheating at Hold’em” is not a magician’s version of how to cheat at cards; it is an authentic, accurate and educational demonstration of the professional cheater’s ploys exactly as employed in actual play.
    “Cheating at Hold’em” explores and acquaints you with all known artifices employed by both professional and amateur card cheats:


    Marked Cards
    A cursory perusal of the marked cards portion of “Cheating at Hold’em” will enable you to detect every one of the many types of marked cards, including the never before revealed secret of the luminous readers.

    Strippers
    Learn about Belly Strippers and In Strippers. Learn how cheaters transform an ordinary deck into Negative Strippers, and how Strippers are used to beat the game.

    Learn How to Detect Gaffed Decks in Factory Sealed Containers Without Opening the Case
    This portion of “Cheating at Hold’em” reveals information known only to the top gambling cheats.

    Peeking and Flashing
    Discover how to ascertain the identity of a cards located at the top, bottom, second, third and even fourth positions in a shuffled deck.

    Second Dealing
    See and learn how professional cheaters create the illusion of the second card coming from the top, and the various applications of the second deal in actual play. You will learn how the deal can be used in conjunction with marked cards, peeking and flashing, as well as how it is used during the initial deal and subsequent rounds.

    The Relationship of Various Scams
    By understanding the inter-related nature of card cheaters’ scams, you will discover how different scams and sleight of hand techniques work together to beat a game and how to use this information to your advantage.

    Check Copping
    This section will teach you how the “check copper” steals checks from the pot in full view of all the players.

    Splash Moves and Building-In
    Cheats do what is known as building in, with what are known as splash moves. You will realize that sometimes odd dealing and other behavior at the card table is conducted in such a way as to steal money from you. Find out how to deal with this problem and preclude playing against unfair advantages.

    Gambling Devices
    The gambling devices section will expose you to three classic gaming gaffs: bugs, shiners and holdouts. The information contained in this section is accurately set forth for the very first time.

    The Mechanics of Fair and Unfair Shuffling, Cutting and Dealing
    In order to give all players a fair shake, everyone should learn how to shuffle cut and deal optimally and properly. You will learn how professional dealers shuffle and deal the cards. Each element of the proper procedure for shuffling and dealing is accurately described and demonstrated.

    Looking at Your Hand Without Exposing Cards
    Correctly looking at your cards is a skill learned in a relatively short period of time. Surprisingly though, few people use the proper method, especially in private games. This section gives detailed instructions on how to peek the hand properly.

    Dealing with Friends and Kibitzers
    Friends who have folded their hands and want to see your cards, as well as acquaintances who might be passing by, or are standing behind you and a friend, are sometimes known as kibitzers. They can be trouble; especially when money is involved. In this section you will learn what to look out for and how to deal with it.

    The Use of Plastic Cards
    When playing in private games, the use of KEM or plastic cards is an option you might consider. This section deals with why it is perhaps a good idea to make the investment.

    How to Handle a Cheat When You Catch Him
    The topic of what to do if you catch someone cheating in your game or in a game in which you play is covered. At first you might think that calling attention to the cheater is the best course of action. This and other options are presented for you to make your own eventual and educated judgment.

    Plus – You Get Protection Tips and Detection Tips for all These Sections and More
    Each section is concluded with procedures that are easy to understand and implement for keeping your game free of cheating.

    Technical Information
    “Cheating at Hold’em” was filmed with DVCAM using three cameras on a professional sound stage in Hollywood, California.
    All photographs were taken using a Nikon FM2 with a Micro-Nikkor Lens, a PK-13 extension and a Norman P-800 Lighting Package with 2 Heads. There were over 400 photographs taken of which over 100 were used on Provia 100-F Film. The film was processed and made into slides by Pro Photo in Costa Mesa, California and scanned to disc using a Nikon Coolscan 5 at PARS Studios in Glendale, California.
    The post production, including photo alignment, color correction, sound sweetening and authoring was done at Planet Earth Post in Hollywood, California by Scott Sohan (special effects editor for Martin Scorsese’s film “The Aviator”). The program was edited using Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and DVD Studio Pro, and Adobe After Effects.
    The voice over tracks were recorded on a Neuman U-87 at 48 Kilohertz and mastered with Pro Tools HDACCEL 2 at JEL Studios in Newport Beach, California (home of Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, and Mark Victor Hansen of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” fame).
    The Cover was designed by Terry Zembruski of Pirate designs in Newport Beach, California.
    “Cheating at Hold’em” is approximately 1 and ½ hours in length and is multi-region encoded for distribution worldwide.


    Warning
    Use of the information contained on this DVD may be against the law. This DVD is sold for entertainment purposes only.

  • $39.95

    This is the granddaddy of them all, the Classic Juice Deck. It’s perfect for those of you who want to use a marked deck in your performance or if you are curious as to what the Juice is all about. The cards are marked for value (all values are represented) only not suit. Suits are not needed for gaming purposes. This classic deck will give you an idea of what the Juice is, how to read it and how it actually looks on the backs of the cards. This is the Classic Juice in Blue Bee brand cards.

    A premium-quality playing card. Bee® brand playing cards are preferred by casinos and industry professionals alike. Considered more durable than the average paper playing card, Bee® brand playing cards can maintain their shape and feel for a longer amount of time, providing increased play and use.

    The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BEE®, BICYCLE®, AVIATOR®, HOYLE®, KEM® and CONGRESS® playing cards. BICYCLE® cards have been the bestselling playing card brand in the world for more than 130 years. Founded in 1867, the company manufactures, markets and distributes traditional playing cards, card games, children’s card games, and card accessories. BEE®, BICYCLE®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company.

    DISCLAIMER:

    All products and books sold by MarkCards.Com are intended for Educational and Entertainment Purposes ONLY. David Malek nor DoubleGeorge.com will not be held liable for any misuse of their products..

  • $29.95

    Cheating at Hold'em, The Essentials, DVD, David Malek, Gambling, Poker, Second Deal, Cards, New Deck, Cheating, Card Sharping, Card Shark, Cheats, Marked Cards, Holdouts, Kepplinger, DAVID MALEK, David Malek, davidmalek, magician, magic, professional magician, entertainer, Magic Castle, The King of the Castle, Hollywood,  

    How to Protect Yourself from Being Scammed at the Card Table
    “Cheating at Hold’em” is not a cliché exposé. “Cheating at Hold’em” is a course in protective strategy. “Cheating at Hold’em” will provide you with all the knowledge needed to become an expert in game protection and enable you to participate in any and all Hold’em games without fear of being cheated.


    The top professional poker players are all conversant with the card cheater’s ploys. No one can become a top professional Hold’em player without knowing how card cheaters take insurmountable advantages.
    The information contained in “Cheating at Hold’em” is not a magician’s version of how to cheat at cards; it is an authentic, accurate and educational demonstration of the professional cheater’s ploys exactly as employed in actual play.
    “Cheating at Hold’em” explores and acquaints you with all known artifices employed by both professional and amateur card cheats:


    Marked Cards
    A cursory perusal of the marked cards portion of “Cheating at Hold’em” will enable you to detect every one of the many types of marked cards, including the never before revealed secret of the luminous readers.

    Strippers
    Learn about Belly Strippers and In Strippers. Learn how cheaters transform an ordinary deck into Negative Strippers, and how Strippers are used to beat the game.

    Learn How to Detect Gaffed Decks in Factory Sealed Containers Without Opening the Case
    This portion of “Cheating at Hold’em” reveals information known only to the top gambling cheats.

    Peeking and Flashing
    Discover how to ascertain the identity of a cards located at the top, bottom, second, third and even fourth positions in a shuffled deck.

    Second Dealing
    See and learn how professional cheaters create the illusion of the second card coming from the top, and the various applications of the second deal in actual play. You will learn how the deal can be used in conjunction with marked cards, peeking and flashing, as well as how it is used during the initial deal and subsequent rounds.

    The Relationship of Various Scams
    By understanding the inter-related nature of card cheaters’ scams, you will discover how different scams and sleight of hand techniques work together to beat a game and how to use this information to your advantage.

    Check Copping
    This section will teach you how the “check copper” steals checks from the pot in full view of all the players.

    Splash Moves and Building-In
    Cheats do what is known as building in, with what are known as splash moves. You will realize that sometimes odd dealing and other behavior at the card table is conducted in such a way as to steal money from you. Find out how to deal with this problem and preclude playing against unfair advantages.

    Gambling Devices
    The gambling devices section will expose you to three classic gaming gaffs: bugs, shiners and holdouts. The information contained in this section is accurately set forth for the very first time.

    The Mechanics of Fair and Unfair Shuffling, Cutting and Dealing
    In order to give all players a fair shake, everyone should learn how to shuffle cut and deal optimally and properly. You will learn how professional dealers shuffle and deal the cards. Each element of the proper procedure for shuffling and dealing is accurately described and demonstrated.

    Looking at Your Hand Without Exposing Cards
    Correctly looking at your cards is a skill learned in a relatively short period of time. Surprisingly though, few people use the proper method, especially in private games. This section gives detailed instructions on how to peek the hand properly.

    Dealing with Friends and Kibitzers
    Friends who have folded their hands and want to see your cards, as well as acquaintances who might be passing by, or are standing behind you and a friend, are sometimes known as kibitzers. They can be trouble; especially when money is involved. In this section you will learn what to look out for and how to deal with it.

    The Use of Plastic Cards
    When playing in private games, the use of KEM or plastic cards is an option you might consider. This section deals with why it is perhaps a good idea to make the investment.

    How to Handle a Cheat When You Catch Him
    The topic of what to do if you catch someone cheating in your game or in a game in which you play is covered. At first you might think that calling attention to the cheater is the best course of action. This and other options are presented for you to make your own eventual and educated judgment.

    Plus – You Get Protection Tips and Detection Tips for all These Sections and More
    Each section is concluded with procedures that are easy to understand and implement for keeping your game free of cheating.

    Technical Information
    “Cheating at Hold’em” was filmed with DVCAM using three cameras on a professional sound stage in Hollywood, California.
    All photographs were taken using a Nikon FM2 with a Micro-Nikkor Lens, a PK-13 extension and a Norman P-800 Lighting Package with 2 Heads. There were over 400 photographs taken of which over 100 were used on Provia 100-F Film. The film was processed and made into slides by Pro Photo in Costa Mesa, California and scanned to disc using a Nikon Coolscan 5 at PARS Studios in Glendale, California.
    The post production, including photo alignment, color correction, sound sweetening and authoring was done at Planet Earth Post in Hollywood, California by Scott Sohan (special effects editor for Martin Scorsese’s film “The Aviator”). The program was edited using Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and DVD Studio Pro, and Adobe After Effects.
    The voice over tracks were recorded on a Neuman U-87 at 48 Kilohertz and mastered with Pro Tools HDACCEL 2 at JEL Studios in Newport Beach, California (home of Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, and Mark Victor Hansen of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” fame).
    The Cover was designed by Terry Zembruski of Pirate designs in Newport Beach, California.
    “Cheating at Hold’em” is approximately 1 and ½ hours in length and is multi-region encoded for distribution worldwide.


    Warning
    Use of the information contained on this DVD may be against the law. This DVD is sold for entertainment purposes only.

  • $29.95

    The Ultimate Ten-Card Poker Deal is for the serious performing magician who wants a professional gambling-themed routine. This is a featured showpiece that has been thoroughly audience-tested and is used as a closer in one of David Malek’s shows, a spot he reserves for only the strongest material.

    Effect: A game of Poker using only ten cards is played multiple times between the magician and spectator. Despite being more and more fair as each round progresses (and, in fact, seemingly giving the spectator greater control and the advantage), the magician succeeds in winning every hand.

     

    Review by Jamy Ian Swiss

    David Malek is a sleight-of-hand close-up magician and gambling expert who has published little of his work, and is not widely known in the magic world, beyond the borders of California where he resides, and the halls of the Magic Castle where he has long performed (albeit in on-and-off-streaks throughout the years), and where I first met him in the early Nineties.

    The first time I encountered him, he was performing at the Castle in the Close-up Gallery where he was doing a gambling demo act that featured two overwhelming elements: first, some of the best riffle run-up work I had ever seen; and second, an arch, larger-than-life character, as if he had stepped out of “Guys and Dolls” and sat down at the card table. Needless to say, I loved what I saw.

    The deliberate meta-joke of that character, and of the fuzzy borders of where its line might fall between truth and deception, is a “joke” that not everyone always gets, and that can turn some people, especially magicians, off. To me, and to countless audiences I’ve witnessed firsthand, the results—particularly in the guise of his more current persona as “The King” (a running reference throughout his act)—are captivating, and hilarious. The reason I agreed to write the introduction to the first of these two small booklets, The Ultimate Ten-Card Poker Deal,  is because I first saw the author perform this routine at the Castle, accompanied by a friend of mine, a talented actress who likes magic and is extremely discerning in her tastes. I took her to three excellent shows at the Castle that night. Malek’s was her favorite, and I understand why. He closed with the routine at hand and had us both screaming with laughter, and at times, all but out of our seats and on the floor. We weren’t the only ones.

    I mention these facts in the book’s introduction. I also mention that of all the countless versions of the Ten-Card Poker Deal in print (including those among the massive collection, the Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier compiled and written by Bob Farmer), this routine stands out as notable in several worthy respects. For one, it contains as many as seven phases, if you choose to utilize the entirety, including a final phase in which the cards are torn in half and the effect is still achieved. That length probably reads as ludicrous to many if not most readers, and I would likely be skeptical myself if I hadn’t myself seen the routine performed live. Each phase serves a purpose and, as in any well-constructed routine, each phase rises in interest and audience engagement. What’s more, the effect becomes increasingly mysterious. Despite the fact that (or perhaps, because) the Ten-Card Poker Deal is a sleight-free trick, Malek’s handling manages to put the secret, as it were, into the spectator’s hands, twice, in turn serving to cancel the method even further than in many other versions.

    While it may seem a hyperbolic, over-the-top-claim, the title of The Ultimate Ten-Card Poker Deal—indeed, like other aspects of David Malek’s persona and performances—the word “ultimate” might actually be appropriate in this case. This is a mystifying, entertaining, multi-phase routine that can close an act—a routine with which you can apply all of your focus and attention to the performance, and to your relationship with the spectator and audience, rather than to executing challenging methodology. All of this, and more, is explained in exquisite detail by the author, who provides not mere instructions, but a true lesson in constructing a routine, and learning how to perform it. It’s the invaluable depth and care of that lesson, above and beyond the power of the routine, that makes the asking price more than reasonable. Skip buying the next instant download and buy a genuine lesson in magic and showmanship.