Crooked Card Dealer
Our Blackjack Bustout Dealer presentation is easily integrated, as an added attraction, into any casino nights theme event. Casino nights are theme parties that are often held for fund raisers or simply a entertainment with a casino gambling theme. However, this presentation can also be booked as a stand-alone performance.

Our bustout dealer presentation is an authentic recreation of a crooked blackjack game. Such crooked games used to be operated in mafia-run casinos before strict gaming regulations were in place. Nowadays one may still encounter a bustout dealer in numerous underground gambling clubs that can be found in any major metropolitan city. Such clubs are highly illegal and are nicknamed Bustout Joints, but are generally known as After-hours Clubs.

In our bustout game people get to experience the game of blackjack as would be played against a bustout dealer, but without any of the usual risks. The entire presentation is divided into two parts: the interactive portion followed by a demo session.


The interactive game:

In the interactive portion of the presentation people engage in the game of blackjack against an expert card cheat. Although this blackjack game is operated as a genuine bustout game, people do not have to risk losing any real money. All the participants will be given a certain amount of specially dedicated casino gambling chips that can only be used at our bustout table. Separate gaming chips further ensures that the gaming action at the cheating table does not interfere with the rest of the casino nights fundraiser in any way.

Some players may even attempt to cheat on their own; they will not be penalized for it, but if they get caught they will not be paid out and will be asked to stop cheating. In a typical bustout game the players will notice that their piles of chips get reduced to peanuts within minutes. They then continue to play the game on life-support until their entire bankrolls are exhausted.


The demo session:

The presentation is concluded with a demo session and everybody will be given an insider look into the dark secrets of the gambling underground. During this demonstration you will see an exposé of all the cheating strategies that were used against the players throughout the evening.

This demo session should not be confused with a seminar of how to cheat. In fact people will quickly come to realize that it takes real skill to execute the cheating maneuvers and those can not be learned without years of dedicated practice. This demo is best compared with a demonstration of how to play a musical instrument. People may appreciate the skill and even understand the mechanics, but no one would be able to play an instrument just by seeing how it was played by a trained musician.

Although this is not a training session it is still an exciting and educational demonstration. Most people will look at it as an eye-opener. The demo is concluded by a brief Q & A session.



Crooked Poker Session

Our crooked poker session is yet another unique presentation that is not offered in any similar format by any other company.

The crooked poker session consists of an interactive game followed by a demonstration of cheating techniques. The demonstration is concluded by a Q & A session.

The audience is divided into two groups - the active participants who play the interactive poker game, and the observers who watch the scams in action. Since there are limitations, such as time constraints or the number of players that can sit at the card table at any given time, the number of active players is usually limited to three. However, the number of observers is limited only to the constraints of the space.

The active participants are considered to be front-row audience members, and must buy-in $300 worth of gambling chips to be able to play the game. This purchase is non-refundable and since it is understood that the chips will be lost to a crooked card game it is not technically considered gambling, but rather the price of a front-row seat.

Since the game is played without any pre-arranged scenarios, anything can happen at the card table. All the cheating will be done live as various opportunities present themselves. In addition, since it is not possible to predict how the players will play, it is also not possible to predict how long the game will last. In effect, it is like watching a real poker tournament.

Typically, the players will be losing chips at a constant rate and may exhaust their bankrolls before all the cheating possibilities were explored. In this event those players are encouraged to borrow money and commit themselves to a gambling debt, as would be done in a real gambling environment. However, this part is simply acted out for the sole purpose of illustrating how gamblers are known to get into debt (but no real money will be owed to anyone).

Several variants of poker games will be played throughout the play session and most of the cheating possibilities will be explored. The session will end with a sting and all the players will end up losing their bankrolls and fall into debt.

All the cheating techniques will be executed live as certain opportunities present themselves. While the cheating is happening, the observers are able to see most of the cheating maneuvers through a large video-enhanced screen. It should be noted, however, that the amount of cheating will greatly surpass the amount of cheating that a real cheat would ever attempt to do in a real game. This is simply done so to explore many more possibilities and to juice up the game to the maximum. However, all the cheating techniques will be authentic.

The interactive game is followed by a demo session. This is when all the cheating techniques and strategies are finally explained in detail. The entire demonstration is video enhanced and clearly visible for a group of any size.

The entire package will last several hours and breaks will be taken throughout the gaming session. It should be taken into account that this type of presentation will best appeal to people who have an interest in poker and are willing to sit through several hours of observing other players play. Serious considerations should be given to these issues before deciding to book this presentation. However, with an attentive audience this unique presentation is extremely effective, entertaining, fascinating and educational.

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