Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Jim Swain and the Vegas Connection

Well, last Saturday (June 12) was a busy day for writers and fans at Mysteries To Die For. To start the day


Jim Swain the author of the Tony Valentine series was out about promoting his new book Loaded Dice.

But before Jim really started talking about his book, he did show us a few card tricks and some the scams that take place at casinos around the world. He described and demonstrated one scam that worked for 18 months and cost the casino over $6 million. In addition to the card manipulations and dealing scams he also demonstrated certain devices (legal to own as long as you don't walk into a casino) that will take or give a card to you up the sleeve of your shirt.

Jim also mentioned that he has already finished the next two books and is working on the 6th book to be handed in later this year. If you haven't had time to check out this series, it is well worth it. Oh by the way when counting cards...eh, well, email for the answer.

Here I am with Jim at the end of the signing...





1 Comments:

Blogger Dave White said...

I play poker with friends. I rarely win. How do you count cards? Help me out Aldo... Help me... As for Swain, his books really are great.

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