Bars Bets for Fast Cash
By Steve Gillman
Making simple bar bets is a good way to make some quick cash
- as long as you know what you're doing. I read a true story
about a man who was left on the street with nothing, as a challenge.
He gathered change from the ground underneath fast food drive
through windows until he had enough to trade in for quarters,
which he used to buy a newspaper. He took every paper in the
box once it opened, and sold them for full-price on the street
(he claims to have paid for the papers later). By that afternoon
he had enough money to go to a bar or two and apply his special
skills. A series of bar bets netted him free drinks and enough
cash for a meal and a nice hotel room, proving his point that
he could survive and do well starting with nothing.
I don't recall the particular bar bets he used, but there
are many to choose from if you want some quick cash. For example,
have someone trace a circle around a dime, on a piece of paper.
Cut out the hole. Let everyone see the tiny hole and bet someone
$5 (or several people) that you can put a nickel through the
hole without tearing the paper, even though a nickel is much
larger than a dime. Fold the paper across the middle of the hole,
set the nickel between the folds onto the hole, and pull up the
ends of the paper. The nickel will fall through, without tearing
Here's one more, just to get you started. Take six coasters
and say, "This is how you make two rows of three and four
out of only six total coasters." Line up four on the bar
or a table, then put the other two on either side of one of the
coasters on the end of the row, creating a "T" made
up of four coasters in one row and three in the other. Now let
other bar patrons try to move just one coaster in such a way
that there are two rows of four. If none figure it out, bet $5
that you can do it, again stressing that you will move just one
coaster. Take the coaster from the bottom of your "T"
and place it on top of the coaster at the top, creating
two rows of four.
There are much more sophisticated bar bets than the examples
here. With the "Wizard Card Trick," for example, you
have someone draw a card from a normal deck. Everyone sees it,
and you tell them that the "Wizard," can tell what
it is from a distance. To prove it, you call the Wizard, and
hand the phone to one of the spectators. The Wizard immediately
announces what the card is, and everyone is amazed. The details
of how this trick works can be found online or in the book You
Aren't Supposed to Know, which is part of the Secrets
Package. Of course you'll want to make a big bet with the
person who you hand the phone to, since he or she will be the
only one to directly hear the Wizard's correct guess.
To make more than drink money you might have to be willing
to think like a con man. Making a few small bets and losing one
or two of them, for example, makes taking people for $20 at a
time more likely.
How Much Can You Make?
How much you make will depend on who your "targets"
are and how far you are willing to go with your tricks and bets.
Ways to Make More | Related Opportunities
If you get really good at tricks and bar bets you can write
an ebook to sell online.
Qualifications / Requirements
All you need is the willingness to practice - and to be the
center of attention.
Find a dozen tricks and bar bets that you like and start practicing.
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