Every magician, everywhere in the world, comes to the same realization: if you do card work you MUST know something about Texas Hold 'Em. Many magicians develop entire routines (careers even) around the theme of gambling. Other magicians require one or two “killer” effects that deal with the world's most popular card game.
In a perfect world, we would assemble all the greatest thinkers in gambling magic, each one offering an astounding miracle involving Texas Hold 'Em. That's exactly what we have done.
Authored by Tom Frame, this collection is packed with exceptional selections from the greatest thinkers in our field: Michael Weber, R. Paul Wilson, Jason England, John Bannon, Bob Farmer, Sal Piacente, and many, many more. Some will come away with an entirely new repertoire of Texas Hold 'Em magic. Others will finally fulfill that essential need to know a few DIABOLICAL tricks about a game our audiences are obsessed with.
Want to check out three free tricks from the book? We've got a PDF that you can download for free from our website.
Learn from A Who's Who of Gambling Magic:
Ashford • John Bannon • Norman Beck • Larry Becker • John B. Born • Gene Castillon • Sterling Dare • Lee Earle
Jason England • Steve Ehlers • Don England • Bob Farmer • Tom Frame • Ben Harris • J.K. Hartman
Bobby Hasbun • Josh Jay • Jay Jayaraman • Stu Lewis • Sal Piacente • Gianfranco Preverino • Aaron Shields
Paul Tuohy • Michael Weber • Chris Westfall • Meir Yedid • Paul Wilson
"Looking for a routine about Texas hold ‘em? I’m willing to bet you’ll get the nuts in Tom Frame’s clever collection. Mr. Frame has managed to fill an entire book with routines themed around hold ‘em. If you find yourself interested in the basic premise at work here, then there is truly something for everyone within the pages of Mr. Frame’s new book." Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii, January 2012
"Notwithstanding its common theme, one of the more amazing aspects of your book is the distinctly uncommon variety of techniques, concepts, and approaches that have been so cleverly and practically applied. It thus is far more than a collection of fine tricks - it's a study in the thinking processes of a group of fine creators. Flavored throughout with the author's subtle humor and topped off with terrific presentational background (and glossary) by Jason England, the book is an unquestioned Buy'em and Hold'em."J. K. Hartman
"Seldom can a magic book be truly called one-of-a-kind or maybe first-of-its-kind, but this one sure can. The entire book is first class, from the tricks to the references to the quotations." Bob Farmer
"Tom Frame has filled a void in the literature that has been present for years since the advent of the popularity of Texas hold 'em. His book brings gambling themed card magic into the 21st century." Jack Carpenter
"The effects in this book are excellent. Some, in fact, are downright brilliant! Tom has done a great job of extracting the very best hold ‘em effects from some of the finest magicians in the world. Excellent job Mr. Frame." Jason England
"With contributions from a veritable who’s who in card magic, you are sure to find a hold ‘em poker routine that suits both your skill level and presentation style. Bravo, Tom!" Paul Cummins
"If you are a player, purveyor, prestidigitator, prodigy, professional, or pasteboard presenter, you will not only embrace Hold 'Em Magic, you will bear-hug it, dog-ear it, devour it, and then recklessly use it." Jon Racherbaumer
"If you're looking to round out your card magic with gambling based effects, this book is definitely a must have! Highly Recommended" Paul Lelekis, The Linking Ring, September 2012
"Hold 'Em Magic contains its share of the standard plot used in over eighty percent of all poker deal routines, namely, a strong hand gets beat by a royal flush. But it also contains an amazing variety of card and mental magic presentations. You can find techniques and artifice described that will be very useful in your arsenal of non-poker routines. If you like card magic themed around poker, then you will be rewarded by studying this book." Dan Garret, MUM, June 2012
“Hold ‘Em Magic contains its share of the standard plot used in over eighty percent of all poker deal routines, namely, a strong hand gets beat by a royal flush. But it also contains an amazing variety of card and mental magic presentations. You can find techniques and artifice described that will be very useful in your arsenal of non-poker routines. If you like card magic themed around poker, then you will be rewarded by studying this book.” Marco Pusterla