Tossing Broads Booklet
Tony Giorgio who is a recognized expert in the methods employed by card and dice cheaters reveals his work on the Three Card Monte.
There's actually no game called “Three Card Monte;” it's a total swindle, a con game designed to separate larcenous marks from their money. In the 19th Century Victorian British underworld slang, playing-cards were called broads. Playing a game of cards was known as "Spreading Broads." Cheating at cards was called "broading" and a card sharp was called a "broadsman." Tossing Broads is a gaffed game that cannot be beat; hence, the broad tosser plays a gaffed joint, or flat joint. A Three-Card Monte game with the prevailing myth is that the broad tossers used a queen as the winning card, and would say "Find the Lady."
The booklet also includes reminiscences about magicians and a rising card magic technique.
First edition: Published by Tony Giorgio in 2009, 30-pages, 8.5"x5.5" saddle stitched with 20+ color photographs. Originally released as lecture notes titled “Reminiscences and Magic.”