Shell game

An illegal shell game performed with bottle caps on Fulton Street in New York City

The shell game (also known as thimblerig, three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud. In confidence trick slang, this swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off.[1] The shell game is related to the cups and balls conjuring trick, which is performed purely for entertainment purposes without any purported gambling element.

  1. ^ "Three-card monte scam artists return to midtown, Is this Christmas 2014 – or 1974?". New York Post. 26 December 2014.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia · View on Wikipedia

Developed by Nelliwinne