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Gambling and the History of the Con

Event Type: Adult Programming
Date: 5/10/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Gambling generates more revenue than spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined. Las Vegas casinos bring in an average of 5 billion dollars of revenue in a year. With all that money flying around it might occur to someone to cheat. It has, they do, and John will show you some of the ways that it's done. John P. Hopkins presents a fascinating and often hysterical look at crooked card games, dice hustles, pick-pockets, prop bets and con games. Mr. Hopkins will give you an inside peek at these scams with actual demonstrations. Through John you will meet advantage players, dips, con men and figures such as George Devil (who worked the Mississippi River boats for over forty years), Elijah Skaggs, "Titanic Thompson" and Madame Mustache. It is a will and interesting ride! Don't miss it! Mr. Hopkins is exposing these various scams and hustled for entertainment purposes only. If you decide to try any of this stuff on your own don't come looking to John for bail money.
   Antioch Public Library District
Location: Eide Room
Presenter: John P Hopkins
Status: Closed
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