How it works:
- Opening: a ball is hidden under 1 of 3 cups and shuffled around. Guess the cup with the ball to win.
- Set-up: the crowd here are from the same gang. They will make it seem easy by allowing an accomplice to win. With sleight of hand, the ball is taken out of the cup with the final shuffle. The dealer puts it back when opening a cup you did not choose. While distracted, an accomplice can pick your pockets too.
Places to beware:
- Berlin: Memorial of the Berlin Wall, East Side Gallery, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz
What to do:
- Stay away.