But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table.
With an estimated 60-80 million people (just in America alone) playing poker every week, you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules.
In this fascinating look at the card sharper's art--from its origins in 16th century Europe to the cutting-edge methods of today--deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented.
Topics include codes and signaling systems, false shuffles, false cuts and false deals, deck switches, peeking and flashing, hidden cameras and signaling devices, location play, culling and stacking the cooler, marked cards, the peek store, and much more.
Each chapter focuses on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam.
You'll learn the secrets of shade, flash, and juice--the subtlest marking systems; why cutting the deck doesn't guarantee an honest deal, how a dealer can stack the flop in Texas Hold 'em, why casino card rooms are not 100% safe, and how cheating crews crush the opposition without marked cards or sleight of hand.
Thoroughly illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historical sidebars, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker is essential reading for anyone who plays cards for money.