15 effects packed into two beautiful, specially-made books that can fit in your pocket.
The "Las Vegas Gambling Guide" books look like they were plucked right from a hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Your audience will never suspect the unbelievable amount of devious secrets they hold for both close up magic and stage and parlor magic shows. Nearly all of the effects are completely self-contained and self-working.
These powerhouse, pocket-sized books are filled with enough magic to perform an entire show. They have served creator Matthew Pomeroy well for over a decade and he's now finally sharing it with you.
Here are some of the effects you can do with the "Las Vegas Gambling Guide"
Flick through the book and show a plethora of different Las Vegas hotel talked on each individual page. Get your spectator to lift up any random page and remember the hotel... not just the hotel but a playing card, a dice value or maybe even a roulette number, all displayed in the page graphics. You are then able to predict or reveal all the information before going one step further and revealing a word on the page!
These books also work as a powerful peek device for mentalism effects. Get your audience member to write down the name of a loved one, draw a picture or even their pin number, and and your book will secretly tell you exactly what they wrote.
A three-part epic based on Mathew's favorite card trick 'Shuffled Board' by Simon Aronson. Get your spectator to shuffle a deck of cards face up and face down. But, before doing so, you've stuck your business card into a page of your guide which reveals the exact number of face down cards, the exact number of red cards and how many are spades! Unfortunately, you're wrong by one card... so watch their face drop as you simply turn the page to magically fix the error!
You can now bring out your second book and flick through to show every page with a different slot machine outcome on it. Get one spectator (or three!) to stop at a random page and remember one of the symbols on the reels. Impossibly, you hit the jackpot and are able to correctly guess all of them in the order they appear. Also includes a tossed out deck style presentation using multiple spectators.
Flick to a map of all the hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Get your spectator to circle a random area of the page behind their back. Unbelievably, their blindly circled hotel is revealed on the velvet pouch you carry your books in that has been on the table the whole time. This page can be re-used for different performances.
Self working and wonderfully interactive. Flick to a grid showing lots of different hotels and ask your spectator to focus on any one. Without looking, give them some random instructions (e.g. move up one square, move left two) before they end up on their final choice. Again, you are able to predict the exact hotel they will end up on.
Teach A Trick
Ever been asked to teach your spectator a trick? Now you can. A powerful, yet simple self working card trick in which the instructions are read from the book allowing your spectators to perform a memorable moment of magic.
Shuffle a deck of playing cards before bringing out some dice in a cup that your spectator will shake before adding up the total value. Unbelievably, the card on the front page matches the card in that number location in the deck. Instantly repeatable for a different spectator using a different playing card on the back of the book. (dice sold separately)
A super fun illusion and lighting quick magic trick for any age using one single page of the book. Get your spectator to pick an animal and reveal it... incorrectly! Watch their smiles as you turn the page upside down to show their animal is indeed a penguin, not a giraffe.
The barcode on the book works great for a number reveal routine. It's perfect for toxic and Matthew also teaches a sneaky "add a number" method.
Borrow four random items like a wallet, watch, keys and pen. Again, the item they select matches what the page says they'll choose—a page that's been open the whole time.
Your spectator thinks of any number... inside your guide book is one loose banknote which has their lucky number written on it. (You'll need a little extra something for this one, but most magicians have it lying around)
Fun Bonus Bits
Secret Stack Crib
Hiding in plain sight within the "Las Vegas Gambling Guide" is a secret crib for Mnemonica Stack that you can reference whenever needed.
A Simple Choice
Learn a basic business card force that works with or without the guide. It's perfect for table-hopping magic and leaves your spectator with a business card.
With a bit of basic equivoque (taught in the instructions), you'll get to take advantage of many different card revelations and kickers hidden within the book.
A Nod To Others
Last, but not least, the books pay homage to Liam Montier's brilliant "What Happens In Vegas" effect with a Jack of Hearts reveal, as well as Oz Pearlman's "21st Century Phantom".
- Las Vegas Gambling Guide Book
- Fruit Machine Book
- Any other accessories like playing cards or dice are not included