Live Lecture: Stand Close to the Fire – The Dustin Marks CC Living Room Lecture



Announcing a CC Living Room Lecture unlike any other!

When I started doing magic, I quickly discovered the power of ‘gambling demonstrations’ and presentations to captivate an audience.

Let’s face it. Most of the time, these kinds of presentations are pure fiction! Most magicians have NEVER met a real card cheat—and couldn’t recognize one if he was sitting in front of them.

Of course, that’s the whole point. Real card cheats, as Erdnase wrote, “are content to remain among the common herd”. They hide their tremendous skill. They conceal their very existence.

They have to. Their freedom and their survival depend on it.

That’s why the most dedicated card magicians go their entire lives without ever encountering this type of person in the flesh.

Until now.

We’re proud to announce that at our next Legendary Living Room Lecture, you’ll have the chance to visit the home of a real-life ‘expert at the card table’.

Stand Close to the Fire

The Dustin Marks CC Living Room Lecture

Dustin Marks is known in the Casino Gaming community as a legendary gambler—one of the most successful card cheats of all time.

This is your invitation to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Dustin’s home, where he’ll share breathtaking moves, strategies and the true life story that made him a myth among legends.

And after this revealing, provocative event—you’ll never look at cards, gambling, or gambling themed magic the same way again.

Who is Dustin Marks?

Dustin possesses the ability to perform undetectable sleight-of-hand when the stakes are high. But most important, he has the ability to do it all under the intense pressure of real-world gaming conditions.

When something goes wrong in a magic trick, we perform another trick. If that happens at the casino table, hundreds of thousands of dollars vanish in a moment. Even more, freedom itself is on the line. At the thought of this enormous pressure, even the most skilled card magicians go weak at the knees.

Not Dustin Marks.

During a period of four years in the decadent 80’s, Dustin Marks plied his unique trade as a blackjack dealer at several well known Las Vegas Casinos. There, under the watchful eyes of Pit bosses and the everpresent ‘eye in the sky’, he and his partners successfully stole millions of dollars.

And unlike most ‘gambling authorities’—Dustin was never caught.   

It’s a real-life story, unlike anything you’ve seen outside the movies. And at Dustin’s CC Living Room Lecture—he’s going to share it all with YOU.

You’ll see AUTHENTIC casino moves, like switches, shuffles and chip moves.

And just as exciting, you’ll hear true tales about the ‘real work’ and hear Dustin’s own outrageous story. We think you’ll agree…it’s so outrageous, it could ONLY be true.

Dustin is coming to share his remarkable story, wisdom, and experiences with YOU. So all evening, he’ll be answering your questions about anything—and everything—we cover.

Best of all, you’ll have the rare opportunity to learn the real story of one who’s lived a legendary life.

*Each CC lecture/workshop was recorded live as an Online Class or Special Event for our Members. Members participate and ask questions in the live chat (offscreen). The Instructor or Special Guest teaches the course topic and is joined on screen for insightful analysis and discussion by the CC Panel. Different magic experts join the panel during each class, so it’s always a surprise and an adventure!

Additional information

Running Time

105 Minutes

Viewing Format

Instant Online Streaming Video, Lifetime Access