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R. Paul Wilson

R. Paul Wilson is an expert on cons, scams and the art of deception. Former writer/presenter of “The Real Hustle”, a world-renowned magician and adviser to players and casinos on cheating and game protection.

R. Paul Wilson’s most popular posts

Keno lounge
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R. Paul Wilson On: Why This Keno Cheater Got Busted

Imagine you had a system to predict the outcome in a seemingly impossible-to-beat casino game that offers enormous jackpots and, with just a few wins over time, you and your confederates might all be millionaires. Sound good? Worth the risk? Think again. A Record Keno Win...

May 11, 2020 4 min read

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Cyber security
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R. Paul Wilson On: Ransomware Risks

It’s still surprising to me that many people who have come to rely on home computers and online services are...
May 15, 2023 5 min read
playing cards
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R. Paul Wilson On: Tonk, The Fast-Moving Game For Gamblers

A friend and I recently reflected on the number of games that exist with playing cards and how many of...
May 1, 2023 6 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: Taxi Scams

If you travel the world, ride share services like Uber, Lyft and others have become an invaluable tool to navigate...
April 17, 2023 6 min read
fake reviews
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Dangerous Rise Of Pseudoscience

In modern times, much has been said and done in the name of “science” but something worrying - and deceptive...
April 3, 2023 6 min read
Casino dealer
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R. Paul Wilson On: How Dealers And Players Can Work Together To Steal From The House

The peek is a powerful tool for crooked card players and can be used to steer valuable cards to one’s...
March 6, 2023 5 min read
Dealer at the casino
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R. Paul Wilson On: Card Peeks

In this article, we’re going to explore one of the most powerful sleights available to crooked poker dealers or croupiers....
February 10, 2023 5 min read
Martin Nash - magician
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Charming Cheat

I’ve been extremely fortunate in my career to have known and befriended many of the great names in magic and...
January 24, 2023 5 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: Fake Reviews And Phony Products

It bears repeating that we are all suckers to a great idea, but some ideas are not just too good...
January 8, 2023 5 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: New Era Impostors

In the rogue’s gallery of con artists, a wing of that exhibit must be dedicated to impostors who have successfully...
December 26, 2022 5 min read
Woman sitting with hands on head
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R. Paul Wilson On: The Real Victims Of Cons And Scams

It should be no surprise to learn that I am eternally fascinated by cons, scams and cheating of all types...
December 18, 2022 5 min read
Mind manipulation
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R. Paul Wilson On: How Scams And Ideas Can Slowly Consume Us

Whenever we hear someone was conned out of a small fortune, we are quick to judge the victim based on...
November 29, 2022 5 min read
The Martingale System - Roulette
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R. Paul Wilson On: Why The Martingale System Doesn’t Work

Gamblers love the idea of luck or fate and are often suckered by the notion of a system that can...
November 12, 2022 4 min read