Creator: Peter Woerde
Publisher: Vanishing Inc
Skill Level: Intermediate
DVD Run time: 9 minutes
Type of effect: Gambling routine
Manufacturer's Write Up: With this routine, you are the master of the card table. You can cut to four-of-a-kind, change the hand, and then transform it into a Royal Flush in Spades.
This elegant routine has a beginning, middle, and fantastic ending, and within three minutes, you prove to your audience that you can do anything with a pack of cards. Few routines have the potency and impact of "Gambler vs. Gambler," and this special package comes complete with everything you need to perform, as well as an in-depth explanation video starring Joshua Jay.
How accurate is the ad copy? This is exactly what happens, however to perform the effect as demonstrated in the video you will have to make some sleight changes to a standard deck of cards (also covered in the teaching)
What's in the box? Includes DVD and specially printed Bicycle playing cards (add them to any color "standard deck").
Key points: Quick, direct and puts the power of a solid gambling routine into your hands
How are the production values: Well shot and edited, lots of angles, HD camera and nice location. (no live performances)
Is it well made: This could not be made any better
Is it well taught: Joshua Jay goes over everything you need to know, he even spends extra time covering the sleights involved. The DVD is about 9 minutes long.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I loved the idea that armed with only 5 cards and the knowledge of a few sleights, you could produce 3 different changes.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" Perfect packet trick or can be used in conjunction with a standard deck of cards
Does it "play big?" Audiences love gambling routines
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Absolutely, this is a real worker, all you need to know how to do is the Ascanio spread.
Overall score: 9/10
+ If you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas you can visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHaTt2hav6k