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Three-card Monte

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Three-card Monte – also known as find the lady and three-card trick – is a confidence game in which the victim, or "mark", is tricked into betting a sum of money, on the assumption that they can find the "money card" among three face-down playing cards. [1]

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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Canada Bill Jones

William "Canada Bill" Jones (c.1837–1877) was a noted confidence artist, riverboat gambler and card sharp.

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Card sharp

A card sharp (also cardsharp, card shark or cardshark, sometimes hyphenated) is a person who uses skill and/or deception to win at poker or other card games.

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Confidence trick

A confidence trick (synonyms include con, confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust.

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Criminal Code (Canada)

The Criminal Code (Code criminelThe citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by the French text of of this Act.) is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

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Dave Franco

David John Franco (born June 12, 1985) is an American film and television actor.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning money or material goods.

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How Do They Do That?

How Do They Do That? is a British television show, produced by Telepictures and Reg Grundy Productions in and broadcast on BBC1 from 25 January 1994 to 23 April 1997.

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Indictable offence

In many common law jurisdictions (e.g., England and Wales, Ireland, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore), an indictable offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence).

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Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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It's Tricky

"It's Tricky" is the fourth and final single released from Run–D.M.C.'s third album, ''Raising Hell''.

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Jaffa, in Hebrew Yafo, or in Arabic Yaffa (יפו,; يَافَا, also called Japho or Joppa), the southern and oldest part of Tel Aviv-Yafo, is an ancient port city in Israel.

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John Lenahan

John Lenahan (born 1961 in Philadelphia, US) is an American illusionist and entertainer resident in the UK since 1984.

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John Peder Zane

John Peder Zane (born May 27, 1962) is an American journalist who writes a bi-weekly column on politics and culture for The News & Observer of Raleigh.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Misdirection (magic)

Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another.

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Monte Bank

Monte Bank, Mountebank, Spanish Monte and Mexican Monte, sometimes just Monte, is a Spanish gambling card game and was known in the 19th century as the national card game of Mexico.

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New York Post

The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.

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Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 2 (also known as Now You See Me: The Second Act or Now You See Me 2: The Second Act) is a 2016 American caper thriller film directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon.

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Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller (Penn Jillette and Teller) are American magicians and entertainers who have performed together since the late 1970s, noted for their ongoing act which combines elements of comedy with magic.

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Playing card

A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games.

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Queen (playing card)

The Queen is a playing card with a picture of a woman on it.

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Restoration (1995 film)

Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman.

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Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.

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Shell game

The shell game (also known as thimblerig, three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud.

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A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

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Shootout on Juneau Wharf

The Shootout on Juneau Wharf was a gunfight between Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, Frank H. Reid and Jesse Murphy that occurred Friday, July 8, 1898, at approximately 9:15 pm in Skagway, District of Alaska, in the United States.

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Short Circuit 2

Short Circuit 2 is a 1988 US science fiction comedy film, the sequel to the 1986 film Short Circuit.

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Sleight of hand

Sleight of hand (also known as prestidigitation or legerdemain) refers to fine motor skills when used by performing artists in different art forms to entertain or manipulate.

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Soapy Smith

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a con artist and gangster in the Old West.

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The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is a British organisation, dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic.

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Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex (1485 – 28 July 1540) was an English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540.

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Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey or Wulcy) was an English churchman, statesman and a cardinal of the Catholic Church.

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Three Card Trick (Wolf Hall)

"Three Card Trick" is the first episode of the BBC Two series Wolf Hall.

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Topdog/Underdog is a play by American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks which premiered in 2001 off-Broadway in New York City.

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Vigilance committee

A vigilance committee was a group formed of private citizens to administer law and order where they considered governmental structures to be inadequate.

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Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall (2009) is a historical novel by English author Hilary Mantel, published by Fourth Estate, named after the Seymour family seat of Wolfhall or Wulfhall in Wiltshire.

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Wolf Hall (miniseries)

Wolf Hall is a British television serial first broadcast on BBC Two in January 2015.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-card_Monte

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