35 years ago, Dustin Marks dealt blackjack and cheated the casinos out of millions of dollars – and never got caught. Today the casino consultant and book author shows people how he ripped-off casinos in the days before shuffling machines and card shoes. Marks will demonstrate his successful blackjack swindling moves, undetectable sleight of hand actions and share his stranger-than-truth stories to delight those attending the World’s Largest Casino Collectibles Show. He will have two live demonstrations at the Casino Collectibles Association’s 29th annual show on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. The presentations are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The show is open to the public, and admission to the show is free this day.
Back when blackjack was only dealt by hand, Dustin Marks was a blackjack dealer at several well-known casinos in Las Vegas. He decided to turn card manipulation and misdirection he mastered as a magician into a more lucrative pursuit and became one the most successful blackjack cheaters in history. For four years he and his partners carried out schemes netting as much as $150,000 a night. Then Marks did the smart thing – he retired early to enjoy his financial success. To share his experiences, Marks has written several well-known books, including Cheating at Blackjack and Cheating at Blackjack Squared. He also consults with casinos on protecting the game of blackjack.