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Michael MacDougall

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Michael MacDougall
BornSamuel Smiley MacDougall
October 22, 1902
DiedMarch 17, 1996 (age 93)
Hollywood, Florida
CategoriesBooks by Michael MacDougall

Michael "Mickey" MacDougall (1902-1996) called himself "The Card Detective" and was the author of many books on cards and gambling. His articles exposing crooked gambling techniques appeared in such magazines as Reader's Digest, Life, Esquire.


He also marketed individually card routines were in the 1930s.[1]


  • Gambling To Win (1936)
  • Gamblers Don't Gamble (1939)
  • Don't Be A Sucker! (1945)
  • Danger in the Cards (1943)
  • Card Mastery (1944)
  • MacDougall on Dice and Cards (1944)
  • MacDougall on Pinochle (1947)


  1. In Memoriam, Genii 1996 August