That guy is amazing, wish I had the dexterity to pull off some of that stuff. I am sure there are still places where this is played, just like back alley dice games but I wonder if it is a dying sort of con. As a kid and even a little later I can remember visiting Times Square and you would have guys playing on milk crates and a box top. Occasionally kicked over milk crates and a box top with no guys, just disappeared into the crowd when the cops were close.
"It's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time." Bernie Madoff