Poker Prediction by Steve Forte

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First Edition 2006

Poker, America's favorite pastime, has never been more popular!  As with all gambling games, there's always the risk of being exposed to cheating.  Poker Protection - Cheating and the World of Poker is the first, modern treatment of cheating and its impact on the game.  based on decades of extensive research, Poker Protection is an indispensable tool that belongs in the hands of every player, dealer, and cardroom executive.  Here are just a few of the many topics presented. 

  • History of Cheating 
  • Cheating in the Cardrooms
  • The Industry Evolves
  • Professionals and Amateur Cheaters
  • Elements of the Scam
  • Cheater's Psychology 
  • Signals
  • Crooked Gambling Equipment 
  • Suckers
  • Collusion
  • False Shuffles and Related Scams
  • Holding Out
  • Peeks, False Deals and Coolers
  • Marked Cards 
  • Online Poker
  • Tournaments
  • Poker's Line of Defense
  • Game Procedures
  • Detection Skills
  • Identifying the Crooked Game
  • Protecting Yourself
  • The Future of Poker

Steve Forte is a thirty-year veteran of the gaming business, and recognized as a leading authority in the game protection field.  As president of his own consulting firm, International Gaming Specialist, he has traveled around the world many times to lecture on cheating, how to prevent it, and how to detect it.  In 2004, he authored Casino Game Protection - A Comprehensive Guide, an explosive treatise on casino table game security.  Poker Protection is his followup study that exclusively explores the game of poker and the dangers posed by professional and amateur cheaters.