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 The game of Three-Card Monte itself probably dates prior to 1795. According to M. P. Adams in //The Rich Uncle from Fiji//, 1911, p. 40, it was in this year that the Monte hustlers were cleared out of British racecourses,​ suggesting that the game was prevalent at the time. A four-card scam predates the use of the Hype move, and was detailed in Henri Decremps'​s //​[[http://​http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5129/​Decremps+from+Kaufman/​179|Testament de Jerome Sharp]]//, 1785, p. 179-80 of the Hugard translation. In it, the four cards are arranged in a square formation and then zig-zagged around to each of the four positions as if to lose the player in confusion. Of course, it is a scam because the money card is never put on the table in the first place; it is switched for an indifferent card as it's removed from the pack, using a [[cards:​glide|glide]]. The game of Three-Card Monte itself probably dates prior to 1795. According to M. P. Adams in //The Rich Uncle from Fiji//, 1911, p. 40, it was in this year that the Monte hustlers were cleared out of British racecourses,​ suggesting that the game was prevalent at the time. A four-card scam predates the use of the Hype move, and was detailed in Henri Decremps'​s //​[[http://​http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5129/​Decremps+from+Kaufman/​179|Testament de Jerome Sharp]]//, 1785, p. 179-80 of the Hugard translation. In it, the four cards are arranged in a square formation and then zig-zagged around to each of the four positions as if to lose the player in confusion. Of course, it is a scam because the money card is never put on the table in the first place; it is switched for an indifferent card as it's removed from the pack, using a [[cards:​glide|glide]].
  
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