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Top 3 Poker Cheating Methods

The methods described in the following guide are, of course, only applicable in offline poker games held in casinos or similar gambling establishments as well as casual home sessions. They are all based on “sleight” of hand in the manipulation of the cards and they require being the dealer. Perfecting these techniques takes hundreds of hours and an innate “handiness”, which means that they are not for amateurs and casual players.

1. The 2nd dealing

The second dealing method essentially implies that the dealer always retains the uppermost card in order to utilize it in his own hand or pass it to an accomplice. This means that the other players at the table always receive the second uppermost card every time. However, in order for this trick to have a positive effect on the odds of the cheater, he has to know the exact value of the uppermost card. While you might think that you need to employ a marked deck for this purpose, the initiated players who spent hours mastering the second dealing method would never risk being caught with such a cheap trick. Therefore, they simply continue hitting seconds up to the point where the desirable top card is in his possession once more.

2. The strike dealing

This technique implies utilizing your thumb to draw the uppermost card on the deck backwards in order to catch a glimpse at the next one in line. In essence, your thumb has to hit the exposed part of the next card in order to draw it from underneath the first one in the deck. Now, it’s pretty easy to understand why this technique is difficult to master and risky, so we won’t go into details. However, it can be applied in combination with the second dealing strategy.

3. The bottom dealing

Yeah, you guessed it, the bottom dealing technique involves pretending to deal the uppermost card when in reality you are delivering the bottom one every time. In order to prevent the other players at the table from realizing what you are doing, you have to push off the uppermost card in order to provide coverage for the middle/index finger which is extended underneath deck. Bottom dealing has the role of viewing the cards of your opponents in a natural, unsuspicious manner but it can all go horribly wrong with the slightest deviation. In other words, if your execution is flawed, the bottom card might get stuck to the deck, alerting the other players of your actions.

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