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Royal Flush Deal - Poker Card Trick

In this poker card trick, you can surprise your audience by having the best poker hand: the Royal Flush


Pre-arrange your deck so that the cards that will make a royal flush: ace, king, queen, Jack and 10 of any suit you like are on top of the deck. These can be in any order.

Riffle shuffle the deck a couple of times keeping the five pre-arranged cards in the same place then make a false cut and hand it to a spectator asking them to deal five poker hands face down. Make the point to your spectator and audience that generally in a poker deal, the cards will be of a fairly mediocre value. Next, pick up the hands one at a time showing the poker value of the hand but trying not to draw too much attention to the first card in each hand (from your set up) and drop each hand face down on the rest of the deck.

Now, you have arranged the deck in such a way that the dealer will get a royal flush so you tell your spectator/audience that luck in a poker game is no real substitute for real skill and as you say this, if you are able, make a few false shuffles and cuts.

Finally, deal five hands in a manner so that you the dealer get the Royal flush and reveal this by turning the cards over one at a time for a much greater effect.

Bear in mind that the ace of spades is probably the most conspicuous card in the deck and it is generally not a good idea to use spades for this reason in your set up.

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Need to False Shuffle?

False shuffles can be very useful if you want to keep a card or possibly a group of cards on the top or the bottom of the deck. They may even be used to transfer a card from the top to bottom or from the bottom to the top of the deck. If this sleight is performed well, it looks as if you are actually mixing up the cards when in fact you are controlling the deck.

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