Summary: A spectator is invited to take an imaginary trip to a gambling casino. He is allowed to randomly select a casino chip from an assortment of over 35 different chips. Next, he is asked to cut off an unknown batch of jumbo $100 bills from a stack of 50 and seal them in an envelope. He also selects a Blackjack hand in the fairest of ways. The performer now explains that the spectator has just visited a famous casino freely chosen from over 35 chips; wagered an unknown amount of money on a hand of Blackjack and finally dealt himself a Blackjack hand. The performer points out a sealed envelope fastened to the wall in full view. The prediction inside is read and everything predicted is 100% correct! What makes this routine so effective are the deceptive forces used in two of the selections and the bold subtlety employed in the third.
REMEMBER…the spectator may choose any chip. He freely selects the bills for the wager. Any two cards may be selected. You predict the amount of the wager, the casino and the winning hand! You receive an assortment of real casino-type clay chips, acrylic goblet, cards, jumbo $100 bill replicas and a walnut tray with brass trim. Complete with sample prediction and explicit instructions. Professional props for the discriminating performer.
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Effect: A spectator is invited to take an imaginary trip to a glittering gambling casino somewhere in the world, such as Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, or Monte Carlo.
A large goblet filled with colorful casino chips representing thirty-plus world famous casinos is introduced. The performer displays the chips, removing and reading aloud the names of some of the Casinos, such as Caesar’s Palace and The Taj Mahal. The performer has the spectator shake the goblet, randomly mixing all the chips. He is asked to select any one of the chips and to place it in his right hand jacket pocket without looking at it.
The spectator is now offered a pack of playing cards that are shown to be well mixed. The spectator deals the cards face down, stopping at any time. This card is placed in full view, and the spectator is asked to continue dealing, but this time dealing the cards face up, again stopping at any card desired by the spectator. The spectator has had a free choice and has selected two cards which are placed in his pocket without knowing their total.
The performer now displays a packet of fifty pseudo, jumbo $100 bills (these are really realistic). Handing the spectator a manila envelope, the performer instructs the spectator to cut off an unknown batch of $100 bills. These will represent the amount of money he is going to win. The selection is made behind the performer’s back, sealed in the envelope without either knowing the amount. The balance of the bills are placed aside.
The performer now explains that the spectator has just visited a world famous gambling casino freely chosen from a choice of over thirty casinos.
He has dealt himself a Blackjack hand, selecting the cards in the fairest possible way, including choosing one of the cards while dealing the cards face-up.
And finally, he has selected an unknown amount of money as his winnings by randomly sealing a quantity of jumbo $100 bills in an envelope.
The performer next points to a sealed envelope fastened to the wall. Any spectator is asked to remove the envelope and extract a folded sheet of paper which the performer unfolds and reads aloud.
1. The letter states that the spectator will visit the Las Vegas Royal Hotel and Casino. The performer has the spectator check the accuracy of the written prediction. He is then asked to remove and read aloud the name inscribed on the randomly selected casino chip selected moments before. The spectator does so and calls out, the Las Vegas Royal Hotel and Casino!
2. Reading aloud the second part of the prediction, which states that the spectator will deal himself a winning hand of Blackjack with a total of 20. The spectator again checks the accuracy of the printed prediction and after removing the two cards from his pocket, announces that his hand does in fact total 20!
3. The performer reads the next and final part of the printed prediction which states that the spectator will win, for example, $2,200 on the hand of Blackjack. The spectator is asked to open and remove the unknown quantity of bills he earlier sealed in the envelope and count them aloud onto the performer’s outstretched palm. The spectator counts a total of 22 bills, a total of $2,200!
Please read the description again. It’s all true!
If this prediction doesn’t drive them nuts, nothing will (but please don’t use this to start a new religion). This is reputation-building material!
Comes complete with real-casino type clay chips, goblet, 50 realistic $100 bills, wood tray, cards, and detailed instructions. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Please note: The prediction will vary from performance to performance as segments of the prediction are random.