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Three-card Monte — also known as Find the Lady or the 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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Betting strategy

A betting strategy (also known as betting system) is a structured approach to gambling, in the attempt to produce a profit.

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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.

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Canada Bill Jones

William "Canada Bill" Jones (c.1840-1880) was a noted confidence artist, riverboat gambler and card sharp.

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Cheating is the getting of a reward for ability by dishonest means or finding an easy way out of an unpleasant situation.

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Confidence trick

A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence game, confidence scheme, 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 of Canada

The Criminal Code or Code criminel is a law that codifies most criminal offences and procedures in Canada.

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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/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), 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 (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל; دولة إِسْرَائِيل), is a country in West Asia, situated at the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.

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Jaffa (יָפוֹ,; يَافَا), also called Japho, is the southern, oldest part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (since 1950), an ancient port city in Israel.

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John Lenahan

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

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Monte Bank

Monte Bank, Mountebank, Spanish Monte and Mexican Monte, sometimes just Monte, is a Spanish gambling card game and the national card game of Mexico.

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New York Post

The New York Post is an American daily newspaper, primarily distributed in New York City and its surrounding area.

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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 queen on it.

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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 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 that occurred at about 9:15 pm on Friday, July 8, 1898, in Skagway, District of Alaska, in the United States.

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Soapy Smith

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was a con artist, saloon and gambling house proprietor, gangster, and crime boss of the 19th-century Old West.

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Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.

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The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is a British organisation, founded in London in 1905, dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic.

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Topdog/Underdog is a play by Suzan-Lori Parks.

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

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