Have you been playing cards with your friends and family for too long for too little wins? Are you done losing all your money for the ace of your squad who always gets his way at the table? Then its time you learned about the deceptive art of cheating! Dumb luck always runs out no matter how lucky a man is and when it does, you need to have a safety boat if you want to keep your wallet from drowning in a pool of losses. Discussed in this article are 3 such methods of cheating at card games that will help you get on a winning streak.
Getting creative with the cards
Let your inner artist come out during or before the game and make a few changes on the cards that only you will be able to spot. If you plan on using your own deck for the game, then the alteration can be done beforehand and in a much more organized way. One such method is to fade the outer surface of a selected set of cards by keeping them out in the sun for a while. You can also use a razor or a blade to gently scratch the outer surface of a set of cards. If it sounds like too much work, you can always buy marked playing cards online or from a reliable shop.
Carrying this out during a game however is a much trickier business which requires a lot of practicing in front of a mirror or a video camera. Simple alteration can be made to the cards by pinching, folding or scratching them. This must be done in a very casual and concealed manner if you don’t want to get caught cheating. Another famous method of marking is the use of daub or any sticky material which can be applied on the cards.
Go high tech
Players today do an awful lot to gain a competitive advantage in a game of cards, and so should you. Believe it or not, there are cards that can be purchased online which are marked with barcodes at the back but are invisible to the naked human eye. With the help of state of the art infrared camera lenses concealed in casual items such as lighters and mobile phones, you can simply scan the back of the card and learn exactly what’s on the other side.
That’s right, mirrors! But for what purpose you may wonder. During the game, to avoid the players from false shuffling and false dealing a neutral intermediary or a dealer is placed even in most domestic games. By attaching a mirror to the surface of an item such as a mobile phone, a lighter, a key tag or a match box and keeping it directly below the area where the dealer hands the card over to you (with the upside of the card facing down), you will be able to get a quick glance at the reflection of the card through the mirrored surface.