Have you never encountered a pickpocket? Ever wondered why?
Small hand legerdemain, or pickpocketing, is largely a lost art in the United States. There are a couple of interesting reasons for this. First and formost, there are severial obvious social factors that make pickpocketing an undesirable profession. Pickpocketing is particularly hard here-- Americans have a very large personal space bubble and little tolerence for casual touching, both traits that make sight-of-han
Perhaps over the weekend you saw this article in the New York Times. If you didn't, let me fill you in. Meet this guy, Jubreal Chahine-- the latest in a long line of Vegas small hand operators to face the music. Check out that mug. Jubreal has been arrested 14 times since 1999 for cheating at nearly two dozen Las Vegas casinos.
Jubreal is a dying breed-- he's an old fashioned casino cheat. He uses classic legerdemain in order to manipulate his odds of winning casino games.