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High stakes at the table: a British poker ace is taking on the world’s best … The Rio hotel is putting on a very special event: each year, Vegas hosts the richest playing card tournament on the planet: the World Series of Poker with over $200 in total prize money. Secret World of Las Vegas 24/7 III, Channel 5 2019
He wins every hand who mingles profit and pleasure. Horace
Each player must accept the card Life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. Voltaire
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well. Robert Louis Stevenson
Men are like a deck of cards. You’ll find the occasional king but most are jacks. Laura Swenson
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Stephen Wright
When in doubt, win the trick. Edmond Hoyle, 1672-1769
I am sorry I have not learned to play at cards. It is very useful to life: it generates kindness and consolidates variety. Samuel Johnson
In 1990 role-playing inventor Steve Jackson was planning his newest game consisting of a deck of cards, which he would ultimately call the Illuminati – NWO. The deck of cards predicted in detail many events in our history including events in 9/11. The Illuminati Game
In 1990 role-playing inventor Steve Jackson was planning his newest game which he would ultimately call Illuminati. What’s strange about this is the deck of cards predicted in detail many events in our history and things yet to unfold. On the morning of March 1 1990 without warning a force of secret service agents occupied the offices of Steve Jackson Games and began to search for computer equipment and files about the game. Labyrinth of Truth
Take a pack of cards. Cut them. Shuffle them. And deal them out. We can play games with them, create magical illusions with them or use them to see into the future. But is card-playing merely an innocent pastime or a device of diabolical practice? Decoding the Past: Playing Cards and the Occult, History 2005
Their origins are the subject of fierce debate. There are conflicting histories that link the playing card to India, to Persia or to conscript soldiers from Egypt. But most specialists think that the playing cards developed in China alongside other games such as Dominoes and Mahjong. ibid.
Many claims have been made about the hidden and symbolic imagery they may carry. Some researchers believe the secret society known as the Freemasons is involved. The Freemasons have often been associated with the use of codes as a means of passing on knowledge and ancient wisdom. ibid.
This is nothing compared with the debate surrounding one very special pack of cards, one that has an even more enigmatic past which entwines fortune-telling with mystical symbolism, and harks back to the travelling tribes of Egypt. This is the Tarot. ibid.
Today the Tarot has a notorious association with the occult as well as with fortune telling. But its popularity began as a harmless illusionist’s card game. ibid.
It’s surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards, or holiday cards, including my atheist and secular friends. Christopher Hitchens
At the age of six I lost both my parents. Yes, what a card game that was. Max Wall, An Evening With Max Wall
Practitioners of tarot say these mystical cards are mirrors to your soul. And whichever card you pull out will reflect your future destiny. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! s2e7: Profanity, Showtime 2004
Tarot is nothing more than old cold reading. ibid.
Cigarette Cards: a democratic pantheon ... Movie stars, cricketers, footballers were the new kind of famous ... As addicted to fame as they [smokers] were nicotine. Face of Britain by Simon Schama III, BBC 2015
I’m a car mechanic. Dealt, Richard Turner, 2017
I represent why you should never play cards with strangers. ibid.
It hits them out of the blue: he’s blind. ibid. fellow magician
I thought Maverick was so cool. ibid. Turner
I didn’t have to see what I was doing; I could feel what I was doing. ibid.
My dad is a little bit on the crazy side. ibid. son
He never puts the cards down. ibid. fellow magician