Penn & Teller Show Off a Poker Game Card Trick

-You’re going to be at the Rio at least until 2022, which is incredible. -They reupped us. We are — You — You were a little bit wrong in your introduction.

-Okay. -Not the longest-running headliners in Vegas, but the longest-running headliners in Vegas history. -Oh, gotcha, the history part. I missed the history. -And now — And now we’re going longer if we can get over one problem.

-What’s the problem? -We’re playing Vegas, and we have the Penn & Teller Theater — it’s at the Rio — but Teller has a gambling problem that we’re trying to deal with. -Oh. And Teller has the worst gambling problem you can have in Vegas… -Okay. -…which is Teller always wins.

-Oh, yeah. -And the online casino in Singapore wants him there. So we told them we’d come on the show tonight and we would lose in a hand of poker to you — Teller would lose… -Okay. -…and then we would have our contract up through 2022. -Great. -So, all you got to do — You know how to play poker, right?

-Sure. -You won Celebrity Poker. -Yes, the lowest level.

-Yeah, remedial poker. -Yeah. -And, so, we’re gonna have you do just one hand of poker. All you got to do is win. -Okay, great.

-And don’t do — We’re not gonna use — See, this one — We can’t use these cards. Do you know how to check for marked cards? -No.

-You don’t? -No. -It’s called “going to the movies.”

-Okay. -And what you do is you flip the cards. If I can get this right on the camera — You flip the cards, and if anything moves around on the back — can you see that? — anything moves around on the back…that means the cards are marked. -Gotcha. -‘Cause if they were uniform, you’d see nothing there.

-Right. -So we’re not using — Also, you have these two aces on the bottom, ace on the top. These are how to do bottom deals and… -Okay, gotcha. -So, we’re gonna… We want to be sure he loses here.

-All right, great. -So, we’ve got a deck of cards that is harder to palm. -Okay. -Now, my hands are bigger than Teller’s, and I don’t think that I would be able to palm these. -Okay.

Gotcha. -And so, we’ll use — we’ll use these. And, you know, actually, if he handles them, he could still do — so why don’t you just count off 10 cards? -All right, 10 cards? -Two hands of poker. -Okay.

-Yeah. -All right. -Just — No, no, no, right on top of each other. -Okay. Gotcha.

1, 2, 3? -Okay, yeah. -4, 5, 6… -Yeah. -…7, 8, 9, 10. -Oh, now, give me — give me those. -Okay.

Gotcha. There you go. -You got to get rid of these. -Thank you. -And what we’re gonna do is — all you got to do is win a hand of poker… -Great. -…and we’ll be fine.

Then we have to — we get the whole deal there. -All right. -Here we go.

He’s gonna deal them out here. And, actually, I don’t feel good about Teller dealing. -Okay. -I don’t feel good about that.

So why don’t you tell — He dealt this one to you and this one to him. -Okay. -But you tell us — which one do you want? Do you want to go with the one he dealt you? -I’m gonna take Teller’s. -Okay.

Pull that over for yours… -Okay, great. …and put that over for Teller. -All right.

-Now this next one, you’ll pick either of the two cards you want. We’re gonna put two cards down. -Okay. -Pick either one. Which one do you — Which one — -This one. This one.

-Okay. Pull that one over. -All right, great. -Pull that one over. Now, we’ll give you another chance.

Pull — Pick the one you want for this one. -I’ll take this one. -Okay. -All right? -Okay. Okay.

Those two work. Now, this one for Teller — these will be the stinky ones. Pick the worst card here. Put that over in Teller’s pile. -That’s one’s the worst card.

-Put it in Teller’s pile. -All right. There you go. -Yeah. Now we’ll give another bad one for Teller. -Okay.

-Now, you’re making all the choices. -Okay, gotcha. So that’s a bad one for Teller right there. -Bad one for Teller.

-I’ll put it over in Teller’s. -Right there. Good.

-There we go. -And we’ll do another good one for you. -Okay. I’ll take this one as the good one.

-Good. Take it. -All right, great.

-Now do another bad one for Teller. -That’s the bad one right there. -Okay, put it right over there.

-All right. There we go. -And now we’re gonna do something that’s never been done… -Okay. -…’cause you got to win, Seth.

Look at your cards. -Okay. -‘Cause you’re gonna decide what card you want. -Okay. -You got two cards to choose from here. What do you got here?

You got a… -Okay. -…9 of hearts, king of spades. -All right.

-Which do you want? -I’m gonna take the 9 of hearts. -You’re sure? -Yes.

-You had a choice, now, on every card that went there. -I had a choice. Okay. -Okay, all you got to do is win. -Okay. -And what does that end — What do you end up with there?

-I have a very strong hand. I have a — I have a full house. -Oh.

9s back with aces. -Yeah. Yeah.

-Yeah, there’s no way. -Yeah. -Okay. We’ll be able to do — ’cause Teller doesn’t even — yeah, he doesn’t have two that match — doesn’t even have a match. -Okay.

-They’re — They’re — They’re all different. It’s just a royal flush. -So, um… we’ll be — we’ll be in Vegas, but probably at the David Copperfield Theater. -Yeah, probably.

-I don’t know. -Give it up for Penn & Teller, everybody!