A heated argument over card cheating erupted in a game between a poker player and the gamblers that he invited into his home. A video that was uploaded to TikTok by the host and watched by hundreds of thousands, shows him accusing his players of cheating at a Texas Hold’em game. The argument escalates and turns into a shouting contest. The punters then leave the table. The video was deleted by the user but reposted on other TikTok profiles.
A card cheat uses their manipulative skills to gain unfair advantages over other players. They can do it in many ways, including marking the cards and altering the game deck. These cheating tactics can be used to shorten the pot, avoid gambling fees and even peek into other people’s playing cards. Despite the fact casinos are better at tracking cheaters they continue to find innovative ways to mark and modify playing cards for their own benefit.
Marked cards are the most common way to cheat at poker. These are original playing cards that have been altered to reveal information on the backs, such as luminous ink or barcode marks. The invisible ink on these cards makes them appear normal, but can be read using a poker analyzer or special contact lenses. When purchasing invisible ink marked cards, it is important to ensure that the quality of the ink is high enough to pass riffle tests and be detectable by professional anti-cheating experts.