Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Al Stanger’s Miracle Poker Machine by Al Stanger, John Mendoza

Another great mentalism item from Al Stanger, John Mendoza.

Approx. Price: $350.00 (01/2006) ***

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2 reviews for Al Stanger’s Miracle Poker Machine by Al Stanger, John Mendoza

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Martin

    Wow, this is Incredible!

    When I first recieved my calculator it was slightly out of sequence and so I was unable to use it. Luckily John Mendoza was just an email away and he quickly told me the keys to press to turn the calculator back into: Al Stanger’s Miracle Poker Machine. And boy is it a miracle!

    Before I go futher let me say how these days I am less and less interested in any sort of electronic magic. I have had way too many issues with things breaking or running out of juice at the wrong time. So when I first purchased this beauty, I did so with some reluctance. However, I am so glad that I did. My greatest passion in life, next to my wife and kids of course, is developing software. Magic is great fun, but for me writing software is my true joy, and this clever little machine is a very fine piece of programming. I had no idea how it worked until I read the clear instructions by John Mendoza. Once you understand the basic principle you can’t help but appreciate the thought that Al Stanger put into the programming of this clever machine.

    All this being said, without the routine by John it would be just a good Poker Machine, but when you work with John’s incredible 4 phase routine you really do move into the miracle class. Each phase builds on top of each other to end up with an incredible climax.

    This calculator is not for everyone. It is not hard to use or learn, but it does take some practice and patience, and you should be comfortable with technology – the order of buttons that you press is very important, and if you don’t press the right buttons you can find yourself in quite a different place than you expected! However, for those magicians who want something a bit different that will fool them all, I could not recommend this more heartily. Soon John will have a new DVD out which will have his performance of the routine on it and I have no doubts that this will cause a bit of a stampede for this device.

    $link(http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZflinnermagic target=_blank,I suggest you get yours now before they all go!)

    Most Highly Recommended!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Joey Butler


    Al Stanger’s Miracle Poker Machine is truly unbelievable. It fries an audience and makes magicians capable of murder. I have heard that when a group of ‘card men’ once saw John Mendoza demonstrate this, someone was heard to say, ‘Guys will kill for that.’
    It was my pleasure to see John perform this twice at a SEAM convention in Nashville a few years ago. It dropped jaws all over the small room where his close up session was held.
    I would give this four and one half stars if there was such a rating. In all good conscience I cannot give it a (perfect) five stars because it is somewhat difficult to master. It looks like the machine does all the work, but, of course, it doesn’t.
    I understand that Gaeten Bloom reacted the same way and has created a simpler handling. I have not worked on that presentation yet, but if it is up to Bloom’s typical excellence, it may well be the ‘improvement’ that this awesome effect deserves.

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