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Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby intimaterush » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:37 pm



Ordered this about ten days ago ofF Steve direct after seeing a video on Facebook.
Really nice little packet trick.

Basically you show your collection of vintage LAs Vegas casino jokers and give them a casino chip to hold, but not look at
You ask them to mix and choose ANY joker and it matches the chip.

For a nice ending with a very easy move you then deal five cards to them, five to you.
You joke they have five of a kind, but you now have a royal flush.

There are three ways explained on the secret video link on how to deal, but still make it look like their choosing the cards. Personally I use the third method.
The whole trick you should be able to master in less than ten minutes.

I'm not a fan of packet trick unless there's a reason for them.
This has a nice flow and the story gives you a reason to use different cards, and I will be using it next time.

5 STARS.

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby Stevegore » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:05 pm

Here's a review published on The Peek website (http://www.thepeek.co.uk)

THE CASINO CON

Steve Gore & Gregory Wilson
Available from: http://www.shop.stevegore.co.uk
Price: £23 inc free UK shipping. £27 inc Worldwide shipping

The Casino Con is the latest creation from Steve Gore and Gregory Wilson. 10 vintage Jokers are shown which have been collected from 10 Las Vegas casinos that no longer exist. Each back is shown to have a different casino logo on them. A lucky poker chip is handed, unseen, to a spectator. The 10 Jokers are spread face up on the table and are mixed by the spectator. The spectator has a free choice (no force) of any of the Jokers. When the card is turned over to reveal which casino it is from it matches the lucky poker chip the spectator has been holding from the start.

For the second phase, the Jokers are gathered back together and mixed. Two hands of poker are dealt. The spectator makes all the choices. When they turn their cards over they have 5 matching Jokers (obviously). When you turn your five cards over you have a Royal Flush in Spades. All the cards can be examined.

The method employed in the first phase is brilliantly simple and not something I have seen before in a card effect. What’s nice about the first phase of the routine is that the spectator really can choose any of the ten Jokers and it will always match your lucky poker chip. Only one poker chip is in play at all times too.

A second different poker chip is supplied should you wish to add in a middle phase to the routine. Any poker chip related effect would fit in here so the sky’s the limit. On the video footage Steve performs a simple change of the poker chip to a higher valued chip. Simple but effective. Gregory’s ‘Chip on Shoulder’ routine could also be performed if you are familiar with it.

The second phase is based upon Paul Gordon’s Head to Head Poker effect. Steve performs it slightly differently (in the hands) but either method works just fine. It is self working so you can concentrate fully on the performance. This alone is a great card effect that I have been doing for years but as part of The Casino Con routine it is brilliant.

A table may be needed so this would need to be taken into consideration when performing. I suppose it could be performed in the hands but it would not be ideal working conditions.

You are supplied with everything you need to perform the two/three phase routine – the set of custom made cards and two different poker chips. The cards are well printed and look like genuine casino playing cards and the poker chips are nicely made and also look authentic.

A plastic utility wallet is also supplied which is used part way through the routine. Should you not be keen on the plastic wallet there are other wallets on the market which will achieve the same thing. If you are a card worker you will probably already own one. Personally I think the wallet supplied does the job just fine.

A simple instruction booklet is supplied along with a link to a set of online video clips. No DVD is supplied so internet access is required should you wish to watch and learn through video footage. The footage is fairly raw but more than adequate. Steve does a good job explaining everything that is needed to know. I understand more footage will be added at some stage of Gregory performing the routine too.

I have to say I really do like this effect. As mentioned previously I have already been performing a version of the second phase of the routine for quite a while. Adding in the first phase has now made it into a complete routine.

I highly recommend this and I will be using this a lot!!!

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby Boris » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:57 am

Five of a kind beats a royal flush.

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby Stevegore » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:50 pm

:lol:

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby magicwand1973 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:55 pm

Ive just had this and its great. the cards are lovely and the wallet you get with it means it sits in your pocket using hardly any pocket space. I gave it the " girlfriend" test last night and she loved it ( she doesn't love everything!). The first phase is good but the second phase even better. What I particularly liked is that there are more than one way of doing the second phase, with four various methods taught brilliantly on the video.
For the money, this is a no brainer!!

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby intimaterush » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:39 pm

My way of doing the second part is face up deal off four cards into my left hand, tuen both hands over and put right on top of left. To the punter it's proper mixed up. Then I deal off the top five 'cards' put the rest on top.

I find that super easy and nothing to think about.

The first couple of time at home I forgot to deal off the top five, but if this happens and you recognise the backs you show your hand first and they get the flush.. Brilliant.

To me, I love a trick where if you make a small mistake you can change it around with very little/ no effort.

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby Stevegore » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:47 pm

Hi

I have decided send my PDF lecture notes as a bonus to everyone who has already purchased The Casino Con and also new orders for a limited time. The notes have 6 effects explained in full details and I have prepared a new website and uploaded performances of each effect so you can see the effects from my IBM convention lecture and one from my Magic Castle parlour show. The link is www.lecture.stevegore.co.uk

You now have 7 effects for the price of 1!

The Casino Con trailer is here http://youtu.be/OZaRhzQnUVY
And performance is here http://youtu.be/l5ieYbtJEGA
It is only available from http://shop.stevegore.co.uk

Kind regards
Steve Gore

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Re: Casino Con by Steve Gore

Postby Magiclancs60 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:14 pm

CASINO CON is a great little trick which I received Tuesday.Its so simple to do just get your presentation right.Have performed it 7 times now on family and workmates everybody loves it .I put the chip in a little leather bag other than that follow Steves patter.This is one of my best buys ever .Its well worth £23 inc postage.BUT you also get a PDF with 6 other effects which you will use too,the cards look really good and as they age will look even better.Anybody will be able to perform this straight out of box the second phase just floors people!!!My wife who has seen it done a few times thinks it the heat off my fingers making THE DUNES come up on the card!!!! its alot more simple than that.NO DLs or STICKY C just buy it Regards JOHN

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