Ricky Jay: cons, cards and the correctly structured drama

I guess it’s Ricky Jay day here at Life of refinement.  There are several great moments in this Ricky Jay video.  My favorite was the description of conning by David Mamet at 39:00:

“The idea that intelligent people, such as you and me, can be deprived of our hard-earned money and self respect by the correct . . . by a correctly structured drama.”

A correctly structured drama indeed.  Stick around for the poker lesson at the end.

 

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