R. Paul Wilson

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.

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Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Learn to Shuffle, or Get Caught Out

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. It amazes me how many poker players, including professionals, have no idea...

June 3, 2019 5 min read

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Titanic Thompson
Celebrities & Poker Pros Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Unsinkable Con Artist

Titanic Thompson is one of the most fascinating characters in hustler history. Despite his reputation, Thompson was not what I...
July 6, 2020 5 min read
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Celebrities & Poker Pros Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: When The Best Hustler Of All Time’s Scam Backfired

Con games, scams and carefully prepared proposition bets don’t always go to plan. For legendary hustler Titanic Thompson, one of...
June 22, 2020 5 min read
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Poker Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Faking A Heart Attack To Cheat In Poker

Editor’s Note: Find out how R. Paul Wilson faked a heart attack and conned a group of experienced poker players...
June 9, 2020 5 min read
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Insider Insights Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How Not To Cheat – The Curse of Perfect Luck

Imagine you could somehow know what every player at the table has, perhaps even what cards are about to be...
May 25, 2020 5 min read
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Insider Insights

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,...
May 11, 2020 4 min read
Insider Insights Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Why You Should Read “The Expert at the Card Table”

In this article, I’d like to introduce you to a book many might find interesting and, in some parts, informative...
April 29, 2020 7 min read
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Guides Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: A Beautiful Move in Poker

Editor’s Note: This week, R. Paul Wilson shares a story about when he took an extremely risky move during a...
April 13, 2020 6 min read
Guides Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: How Hustlers Get You With Lies

It's not easy to convince someone of something that's completely untrue. That said, it can be quite simple to distort...
March 30, 2020 4 min read
Guides Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: The Razzle Dazzle Con Game

During 11 seasons of The Real Hustle, the BBC discouraged us from appearing openly enthusiastic about the con games we...
March 17, 2020 5 min read
Insider Insights Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (4/4)

Over the past three articles, I’ve tried to outline the types of credit card scams that anyone might encounter. They...
March 2, 2020 5 min read
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R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (3/4)

We’ve already taken a tour of secret skimming, bogus ATMs, Lebanese loops, digital pickpockets and PIN thieves. In this third...
February 17, 2020 4 min read
Insider Insights Tips & Tricks

R. Paul Wilson On: Credit Card Scams (2/4)

Editor’s Note: Although the UK is cracking down on credit card use in gambling, our UK-based readers will still benefit...
February 5, 2020 5 min read