135 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Blackjack
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Frank Travers Gambler at Large! stack for demo with several games (Poker, Blackjack, Bridge)
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 257
Henry Christ Mathematical Black Jacks black jacks are located via counting, see also Charles Jordan's "The Keystone Card Discovery"
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 72) 485
Frank Travers big deal? "Rapid Set-up" & "Expert Deal", two special full deck stacks for Stud Poker, Draw Poker, Black Jack, Bridge, Rhummy
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 142) 799
Paul Studham, Unknown Black Jack Magic
1942 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942) 21
Edward Marlo Marlo's Gambling Routine no set-up, faro shuffle
  • Poker-Rummy-Pinochle
  • Black Jack
  • The Sucker Hand
  • Bridge Honors
Variations 1947 Marlo In Spades 10
Edward Marlo For Cheaters Only punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 26
Tony Corinda Some More Tricks Using the Eight Kings Stack (a) Blackjack (Pontoon), winning deal for two people
(b) behind back top card is reversed in the deck, card divined
(c) three cards in pocket one is selected, fishing
Variations 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 75
Ron Ferris Black Magic any number of hands, performer wins
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 85
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Karl Fulves Lottery spectator chooses right card to fill a 21 hand
Related toVariations 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 258
Ron Ferris, Allan Ackerman Blackjack Player's Delight four ten-values are on table, four selections turn out to be the four Aces to make four blackjacks
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 94
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff Stapled! two jokers stapled back to back, one of them transposes with selection
  • Presentation Idea - Stapled Blackjack
Variations 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 19
Don Alan Blackjacked brief, suggested as combination
1978 The Book of John 46
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack
Variations Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Paul Gertner Black Jack patter routine with four ace kicker
Related to June 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 214
Karl Fulves The Hole Card Routine small packet blackjack sequence, at one point spectator gets "hole card" with actual hole
  • The Cheat Phase
  • The Finish
  • You Want Footnotes?
1979 The Topological False Count 15
Paul Harris Black Jack Challenge four blackjacks are produced, kings and aces transpose, aces change into royal flush
  • Cutting for Black Jacks
  • Black Jack Exchange
  • Royal Black Jack
1979 Close-up Entertainer 24
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variations Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy
Inspired by Feb. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Father Cyprian The No-Name Game deck cut and top four cards distributed, replaced, four blackjack games played and the 4 spectators' cards make perfect hands
1980 Curioser 56
Karl Fulves Beat The System gag money making schemes
(A) The Post Office
(B) Ultimate Blackjack System
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 165
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Richard Kaufman, Howard Schwarzman Ethereal BlackJack No. 1 three phases, performer wins, then he wins with one card with the second card appearing, then with no card with both cards appearing from empty hands, four handlings of final phase
1981 Cardworks 128
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman Ethereal BlackJack No. 2 same as No. 1, but seated
1981 Cardworks 135
Karl Fulves, Gene Maze Basic Black
  • Poker Problem #4
black jack handed to spectator and five cards dealt into face-down row, spectator finds Ace to make Black Jack, other four cards are Deuces
1981 Octet 34
Dan MacMillan Lottery three cards face-down on table, spectator puts ace on the right one to complete a blackjack hand
Inspired byVariations 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 50
Ken Simmons Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, three methods
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 51
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 53
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds No. 2 spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then other four cards change back color
1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 54
Paul Harris Hit Me Again three jacks dealt, one switched with Ace to make 21
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 149
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller
Inspired by May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Joseph K. Schmidt Blackjack Rules as replay to "Doing the Splits" (Vol. 6 No. 10)
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1011
Edward Marlo Black Jack spectator finds ace of spades to make perfect black jack hand
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 280
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index
Also published here 1984 Close-up Seductions 10
Frank Zak The Dealer Wins two card change two times, Black Jack presentation
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 75
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack No. 30, game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Karl Fulves Shifting Center No. 2, card counting presentation
1987 Secret Session — Part Two 54
Karl Fulves Flapjack No. 3, blackjack hands produced as follow-up to last trick
1987 Secret Session — Part Two 56
Bob King Drunken Black Jack two cards, transformation into black jack, using flap gaff
Inspired by
  • "About Face" (Dealer's item)
Also published here
Aug. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1534
Burton Williams Cheating at Single Deck 21 using Slugs two methods for (real) cheating:
  • Taking Off the House
  • Taking Off the Players
1988 Epoptica (Issue 11) 540
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck clock layout on table, made smaller and smaller via elimination, Blackjack remains
Inspired by 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1369
Karl Fulves Dealdown four perfect blackjacks produced
Related to 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1370
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Mathejack four jacks produced after some counting
Inspired by 1989 Kaleidoscope 9
Karl Fulves Redblackjack out of five cards spectator picks the right one to complete his blackjack, "The Red Prediction"
Related toVariations 1989 Kaleidoscope 32
Roy Walton Strathjack
Inspired by 1989 Kaleidoscope 33
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 556
Bob King Drunken Black Jack two cards, transformation into black jack, flap gaff, reprinted from referenced
Also published here 1989 Magician Foolers 33
Ernest Earick One Shuffle - One Winner black jack for any number of players from shuffled deck
1993 By Forces Unseen 173
Edward Marlo Black Jack Versus Poker four ace kicker, three methods
Inspired by 1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 9
Mel Bennett Blackjack four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks
Related to 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 49
Chuck Smith Blackjack Demo featuring a "never lose"-stack for blackjack
1994 What If? 17
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to twenty-sixth card, spectator's blackjack changes back color
1994 Crooked Tales 25
Paul Gertner Black Jack Surprise bust blackjack hand changes into four aces
1994 Steel and Silver 113
Darwin Ortiz Beat the Dealer short blackjack routine
Variations 1995 Cardshark 146
Karl Fulves Blackjack For Three riffle stacking
1995 Setting Up Exercises 59
R. Paul Wilson Blackjack Players Blight four ten-values are on table, four selections turn out to be the four Aces to make four blackjacks
Inspired by 1995 Chaos Theories 8
Paul Harris Blackjack Challenge four blackjacks are produced, kings and aces transpose, aces change into royal flush
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 125
Paul Harris Seductive Switch "switching" a folded card with unfolded card, using an impromptu fake index
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 167
Karl Fulves Blackjack Cut moving slug of high cards to bottom after shuffle and cut by shill
1996 Blocking Off 165
Karl Fulves Bait & Switch using six decks for blackjack game
1996 Blocking Off 167
Peter Duffie Blakjak some cards exchanged, yet perfect blackjack hands show up
1996 Method in Effect 19
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Wesley James Sneaky Pete's Anytime Blackjack Saloon story presentation, using Tabled Bottom Deal
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 20
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Hudson's Hawk Two spectators get perfect Blackjacks from randomized half of the deck by themselves, hands off
1997 Effortless Card Magic 157
Doug Edwards Well You Should Have... Blackjack demo with color changes of magician's and spectator's hands
1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 9
Andrew Wimhurst The Natural cards are dealt, shuffled, dealt, same cards
1998 Down Under Deals 55
Karl Fulves A Gambling Effect performer memorizes a string of cards, then deals 7 blackjack hands and knows who has a good hand
1998 Combo 2
Karl Fulves The Dealer's Game memorizing the high cards at blackjack, with practicing tips
1998 Combo 15
Karl Fulves Advantage Play
1998 Combo 17
Karl Fulves Tracking dealing out sixteen blackjack hands and memorizing the good ones
1998 Combo 19
Karl Fulves Count Without Words "The Second Layout", blackjack memory demonstration
1998 Mutus Nomen 23
Karl Fulves The Card Counter "The Judah Shuffle", Tens through Aces used for blackjack presentation, three spectators
1998 Mutus Nomen 39
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 277
Steve Mayhew Blackjack spectator can decide if dealer should draw or not, while performer looks away, he still wins
1999 Angels May Shuffle but the Devil Still Deals 22
Steve Mayhew Blackjack Bluff four blackjacks are produced
1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 11
Karl Fulves High Low Blackjack
Inspired by 2000 Off The Books (Issue 1) 6
Jerry Mentzer Flourish Aces - Descendents
  • Black Aces to Red Aces to Black Kings
  • Black Jack Deal
  • Flourish Finders
  • Flourish Finders - Alternative
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 177
Don Alan, Eddie Fields Blackjacked! humorous Blackjack routine, spectator wears glasses to see marked cards, ends with a Blackjack formed by a Fourteen and a Seven
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 181
Andrew Wimhurst The Natural cards are dealt, shuffled, dealt, same cards
2001 Jiggery Pokery 14
Mel Bennett, Stewart James The Blackjack Player No. 75, four years added and piles dealt according to sum, two blackjack hands on top
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 114
Karl Fulves Casino Add-On blackjack is placed on top and dealt for two players, blackjack ends up in unexpected hand
2001 New Card Controls 98
Karl Fulves Draw-Black six card on table, one removed by spectator, rest is a Full House and removed card fits to matching blackjack card, simultaneous games presentation
Related to 2001 New Card Controls 99
R. Paul Wilson D-Generate Gamblers three phases, uses double deal
Inspired by 2001 Omerta 4
Roberto Giobbi, Frank Travers, Dai Vernon Fantasist at the Card Table draw poker, stud poker, blackjack, bridge
Related to 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1285
David Solomon Dave's Game Gemini Twins with dollar bills as markers with royal flush kicker
Inspired by 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 186
Jack Carpenter Blackjack Lesson multiple phases, ace transformation kicker
Related to 2006 Pasteboard Palette 4
Jim Steinmeyer "Five Fiends" Play Blackjack with ten card packet and stack
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 14
Jay Ose Cheating Blackjack for named number of players, wining hand at first and second player
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 27
Karl Fulves Three-Card Blackjack all Sixes, Sevens, Eights used for blackjack type game, performer gives everyone twenty-one
2007 Word Play 29
Karl Fulves Ace - Deuce - Blackjack with twelve card packet
2007 Word Play 50
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
2007 The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
5. Challenge card location
6. Prediction trick
7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
Also published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
2007 The Essential Stewart James 84
Nick Trost Duck or Deal Blackjack at the end of a shuffling and dealing procedure, the spectator has created four blackjacks
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 89
Fred Robinson Blackjack blackjack stack for heads-up game
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 186
Benjamin Earl The Gambling Lesson various games played, at the end spectator and performer each find four-of-a-kind
Inspired byVariations 2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 6
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 2
Steve Beam Ace-Split Decision set-up
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 116
Steve Mayhew Labyrinth Blackjack authentic and clean
2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 27
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 3
Benjamin Earl Poker, Blackjack & Secret Skills short poker and blackjack deal, four court cards in aces transformation
2012 Less is More 11
Tony Cabral Cheating at Blackjack blackjack demo with selection, sucker element
Inspired by
  • "Blackjack" (Carl Andrews, Magic from Maui)
2012 The Brown Shoes Lecture Notes 23
John Born A Blackjack Bet Play blackjack, magician knows what cards are coming up, uses one way backs
2012 Seeking the Bridge 102
Jason Ladanye Bringing Down the House missing card named, four naturals after spectators-shuffle procedure
2013 Confident Deceptions 201
Joseph Barry A Blackjack Production four blackjack hands produced
Also published here 2014 Reverie 10
Paul Harris, Wayne Houchin Unshuffling R. Unshuffling Rebecca Triumph effect, end with a blackjack hand face-up in face-down deck
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 Remix 10
Joseph Barry Thanks to Forte shuffle tracking presentation, first winning black jack then poker, card selected in the beginning is missing card for royal flush
2014 Fifty 4
Joseph Barry A Blackjack Production production of four blackjacks (Aces and Jacks)
Also published here 2014 Fifty 8
Michael Weber House Advantage number of blackjack wins predicted, Miraskill with number/face-cards
2015 The Session 2015 9
Steve Beam Moracool A "Moracle" effect which produces the four aces on top of the packets (for poker) and four jacks on the face (for blackjack).
Inspired byRelated to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 64
Joshua Jay 242 2.0
  • Phase One: Blackjack
  • Phase Two: 242 Poker
  • Phase Three: Three Handed Poker
Inspired by
  • "242" (Richard Vollmer, MAGIC, Oct. 2006)
Also published here
  • "242 2.0" (MAGIC, Nov. 2008)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 294
Bob Farmer Part Three: Blackjack Deals chapter intro
  • Eight Card Black Jack
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 325
Bob Farmer Blind Man's Blackjack with eight cards
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 328
Bob Farmer The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Card with eight cards
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 329
Bob Farmer Blind Man's Blackjack Showdown with eight cards
  • No Gaff Version
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 330
Bob Farmer Power Blind Man's Blackjack from top of deck
Inspired by 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 332
Bob Farmer Absolute Power Blind Man's Blackjack with eight cards
  • Blackjack Finale
  • Poker Phase
  • Dice Phase
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 333
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bonuses chapter intro
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 347
Bob Farmer Face-Up Blackjack
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, 1997
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 347
Bob Farmer Blackjack Attack
  • Ordinary Deck Version
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, 1997
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 351
Max Maven Blackjack of all Trades five methods
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 353
Roy Walton Grid and Bear It
Variations 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 356
Harold Cataquet Grid and Bear It II
Inspired by 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 357
Harold Cataquet World's Greatest Blackjack Stack
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 358
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 23
Luke Jermay Four Card Blackjack Ten Card Poker style routine for Blackjack
2017 Operandi (Issue 2) 30
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #4) 1
John Cottle Blankjack blank deck kicker
Inspired by
  • Luke Jermay routine
2018 Operandi (Issue 4) 18
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Also published here 2019 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum 22
Steve Forte casino slug scam memorizing a short sequence and carrying it
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 892
Steve Forte high-low stack alternating high-low stack, full or partial
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 893
Steve Forte Blackjack Switch bad blackjack hand and face of two halves changes into Ace and Jack of Spades, both halves flipped over
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 958
Steve Forte Blackjack Challenge Deal dealer must draw to twenty-one, stack
  • 1st phase - 7 cards - XXX5655
  • 2nd phase - 8 cards - X9X2XXXX (before the draw)
  • 3rd phase - 7 cards - 6A9X383 (switch dealer's hole-card)
  • 4th phase - 7 cards - 89XXAAA (shuffle first four cards)
  • 5th phase - 12 cards - X9X758332722 (1-3 hands)
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1025
Steve Forte Total Recall Scanning shuffled deck, spectator cuts off about a quarter, rest dealt through two at a time, then all missing values named, not easy
  • TRS
  • the system
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1037
Lee Asher The Touch
  • Phase One - Cutting For High Card
  • Phase Two - Blackjack
  • Phase Three - Poker - Five Card Draw
May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2)) 229
Steve Beam The Charm Aces are inserted into a pile, they form Blackjack with card next to it, repeated and humorous last phase
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 62
Steve Reynolds On Marlo's Gambling Routine with stack, faro
  • Phase One: Poker, Rummy, Pinochle
  • Phase Two: Blackjack
  • Phase Three: Sucker Hand
  • Phase Four: The Bridge Deal
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 6) 1