Las Vegas Split
Las Vegas Split (aka Ballerina Cards) is a card routine where the magician tells the tale of a Blackjack game in which he was dealt a pair of deuces. He makes good by splitting the deuces into four aces. Then the four jacks are produced to make four winning hands.
Splits Unlimited chapter in Las Vegas Close Up provides alternative methods for doing the split that included LICKITY SPLIT: an adaptation of Annemann's Jinx Change; GAFFED SPLIT and the CURRY SPLIT (a one handed version based on the Curry Change.
Harris mentions, when these were republished in Art of Astonishment Vol. 1, that his presentation evolved into "Ballerina Cards" with their "two two's" doing the splits. He also points out that Cardician's Blendo could be used as an easier method.
- "Doing The Splits" Variations on Las Vegas split by Roger Crosthwaite in Pabular.