The One Armed Bandit

Blaise Serra is the creator of 'The One Armed Bandit'. One hell of a move where the spectator FREELY chooses a card, and with minimal movements, you’re able to palm the selection from the middle of the deck.

What you do next is up to you.

A devious one-handed palm… From the middle of the deck.

Blaise Serra is the creator of 'The One-Armed Bandit'. One hell of a move where the spectator FREELY chooses a card, and with minimal movements, you’re able to palm the selection from the middle of the deck.

What you do next is up to you.

The possibilities: … Endless

Sleight-of-hand seems impossible when the dirty hand is also the one holding the deck. Blaise teaches you that it's not.


  • • One-Handed Side-Steal to Classic Palm
  • • One-Handed Control to Top or Bottom of deck
  • • Side-Steal to Bottom Palm (Two-Handed Variation)

Double Jeopardy:
A quick routine for two spectators where the selections appear alone in the magician’s hand before the audience members realize the trick has even begun.

The One-Armed Bandit:
The routine which gave this project its name, The One-Armed Bandit is a streamlined card-to-pocket with the card selected behind the magician’s back. The spectators can watch the magician’s hands closely the entire time- they won’t spot A THING.

The Hamburglar:
The Hamburglar introduces an original one-handed method for sandwich routines. This trick also showcases this utility move’s unique ability to control any selection not only to the Top or Bottom but also to any location within the deck.

A new take on the classic “Card At Any Number” plot, INSTACAAN is an impromptu routine during which a card is fairly selected and instantly transported to anywhere in the deck that the spectator desires. No stack or memorization required, just pure sleight of hand that flies by anyone, no matter how closely they are burning the magician’s hands.

Integrate this move into any palming techniques you already do!

Many variations of this utility move are also taught in detail, making this a welcome addition to any card magician’s repertoire. Prefer not to classic palm cards? No problem. With The One-Armed Bandit you will also learn how to load the card with one hand from the center into any desired palming position, such as:

  • tenkai palm
  • longitudinal palm
  • gambler’s flat palm
  • and much more.

Blaise takes you through the move with expert tuition so you can perform this move with silky smooth accuracy.

Become The Bandit.


Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Timo Hoch
DIFFICULT but I love it!

Be aware: This sleight is very difficult it will push you out of your compfort zone. But a really good exercise for your fingers even for a seasoned magician.
And therefore must buy.

Very hard

You have to be very comfortable with palming before you can even attempt to learn this. But overall great move!


Wow this stuff is REALY hard, but it is so fun to practice. It will take me quite a while before I can perform this, but I am still very happy with my purchase. The teaching is great, and very easy to understand. If you want something really hard and fun to practice, then I highly recommend this!

Yanai Elgossi

To buy the ?The One Armed Bandit? was one of the most smartest thing I have ever did!
I had concerns about buying this download, I thought it will be insanely hard and not practical and that is one of those moves that just the creator can do...
After I bought it I was so glad to find out I was wrong!
Blaise Serra and to pay 14.95$ for what he teaches is NOTHING, It's so worth it.
He goes to all the tiny important details and it is so fun to watch!
I highly recommend you buy this download, you will not regret it!


Sooooo cleaver and useful!
I would most definitely recommend getting it!


ok. lets be honest. this thing is hard. it is very much possible though. i just finished learning the basic mechanics and idea behind the move, and it is realy clever. this is going to take practic, but honestly its fine. i cant do the move yet, but i would still recomend it. i think it is a great price for three great routines and one crazy move with so many apllictions

David Sand

This is a great and DIFFICULT sleight to learn and the expiation is a little bit quick. But it is fun to practice and even though I can't really do it, I would still recommend it and especially for those who wants to learn hard sleights.


Great move! I agree it's a little quick so I had to rewind also, but when I got it was AWESOME!!

Praddy cotton

Like always ellusionist brings an other banger. The only flaw in the whole thing is he teaches it too fast and it's not explained well. U will get it in a while for sure but if the explanation was better I would have got the move faster


One of the best utility moves I?ve ever seen, but kind of exhausting to learn. Also the explanation is kind of quick so you have to repeat it over and over.