Protection from the Poker Cheating

Cutting the Deck: There is no harm in establishing a house rule that all decks must be cut before the deal. In some circles, it is the player to the dealer’s right that cuts the deck. Doing so eliminates some of the sleight of hand tricks used by the poker cheat. Had the dealer stacked the […]

Poker Cheating Secrets Part 3

Other Methods Collusion: This is by far the easiest, and therefore most dangerous, manner to cheat. It is virtually impossible to catch players in collusion, and even more difficult to prove it. The danger of collusion can not be emphasized enough. Collusion requires minimal skill and minimal preparation, but poses a great danger to the honest […]

Poker Cheating Secrets Part 2

False Shuffling: There are no less than four manners of false shuffling: 1) Keeping the bottom card on the bottom. At the ideal opportunity, the cheat will glance at the bottom card, after which the cheat will deal in such a manner as to keep that card at the bottom. This can be done with the […]

Poker Cheating Secrets

The Mechanic’s Grip: Much cheating occurs through the perfection of sleight of hand in manipulating cards in the deck. This is facilitated by a special manner of holding the deck to perform these cheating maneuvers. One such way of holding the deck is called the Mechanic’s Grip. To best understand this grip, pick up a deck […]

Video Poker Betting and Payoffs

The payoff for a single coin bet varies depending on the game played. The following lists show typical payoffs for a single coin bet for the various video poker games. The machines allow for multiple coin playing, up to 100 coins can be gambled in some machines. (However, the usual maximum is five coins.) On […]

Different Poker Hands

  The various poker hands from highest to lowest payout: Royal Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 all of the same suit. Straight Flush: Any five card sequence in the same suit. (Ex: 8, 9, 10, J, Q and A, 2, 3, 4, 5 of same suit). Four of a Kind: All four cards of […]