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Frank Garcia

Frank Garcia

He was known as “The Man With The Million Dollar Hands.” His specialty was gambling scams and cheating. He demonstrated and exposed cheating methods at tradeshows and to law enforcement organizations throughout the United States. He was also a master with Sponge Balls.

Take a moment to watch Frank Garcia perform miracles with sponge balls.

Ed Marlo

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Ed Marlo was one of the most notable names in card magic. Marlo himself coined the term cardician, a term which has since been used ...

Jay Ose

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This was a promotional short for The Cincinnati Kid (1965) showcasing the card handling skills of gambler and magician Jay Ose. And yes, that's Joan ...

Charlie Miller

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Charles Miller was a magician, author and renowned expert in pure sleight of hand magic. He became obsessed with sleight of hand magic and by ...

Larry Jennings

Larry Jennings magic

Larry Jennings was one of the most influential magicians of the 21st century. History records that Wheatley saw Jennings perform his chop cup routine at The ...

Richard Turner

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Richard Turner is an internationally respected card mechanic. He demonstrates the most difficult moves ever devised for cheating with cards. His unparalleled touch with a ...

Martin Nash

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Martin Nash was born in Parksville, British Columbia. He performs as "The Charming Cheat" and has long presented outstanding gambling themed shows that are both ...

Paul Newman

the sting gambling

Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008), was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. Newman was a ...

Ricky Jay

While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his ...

John Scarne

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John Scarne began practicing sleight of hand with the goal of becoming a card shark, but his Roman Catholic mother dissuaded her son from gambling ...

Johnny Ace Palmer

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Johnny Ace Palmer is an award-winning American close-up magician. He is famous within the worldwide magical community for his prodigious sleight-of-hand abilities. Throughout the 1980s, ...

Shade Intro Remix

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Title sequence footage from the 2003 feature film Shade, directed by Damien Nieman and starring Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Stuart Townsend ...