Welcome to the Australian Institute of Magic
Client: Nicholas J Johnson
Skill: Close Up Magic

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Play the classic street game of Three Card Monte just like it’s played on the street. No crappy magic tricks. No fancy moves. Just a straight up swindle. Can you beat the grifter at his own game?

Note – this video is set up to reflect the real world. If you lose, its because you were not smart enough NOT because the video has been rigged in some way. So quit bitching and try again.

Three-card Monte, also known as the Three-card marney, Three-card trick, Three-Way, Three-card shuffle, Menage-a-card, Triplets, Follow the lady, Les Trois Perdants, Find the lady, Bonneteau or Follow the Bee is a confidence game in which the victim, or mark, is tricked into betting a sum of money, on the assumption that they can find the money card among three face-down playing cards.

In its full form, Three-card Monte is an example of a classic short con in which a shill pretends to conspire with the mark to cheat the dealer, while in fact conspiring with the dealer to cheat the mark.

This confidence trick was already in use by the turn of the 15th century, having a great deal in common with the shell game; they are the same except that cards are used instead of “shells”