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THE EVENTS PART 4: HOW TO TAKE DOWN A CASINO

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Posted by Derren Brown News September 28, 2009 at 4:55 pm

In the final episode of The Events Derren will twist and turn like a twisty-turny thing.

COMMENTS
September 28, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Ashish says:

Pick me Derren I’m your biggest fan…. also much in need on ร‚ยฃ170,000.


September 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm
emi says:

I can’t wait! I’ll be watching for sure. ๐Ÿ˜€ Shame it’s the last one though, I’ll miss you Derren! ๐Ÿ™


September 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm
Mark R says:

OK I am very excited again.

Look forward to Friday Derren. Keep up the good work with this blog I love it.

Mark


September 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Oooooh, I love anything like this, gambling, casinos, etc! So apart from being fascinated as to watching the incomparable Derren (of course!) I also have an added interest in the subject matter too!

So looking forward to this Friday…..and oh to be the one he calls!! How WILL he do this?? Can’t wait to find out!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So sad these are coming to end though…. ๐Ÿ™

LC x


September 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm
miles says:

what does the bit at the end mean….? busy year derren lol


September 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm
Kieran says:

My maths teacher did card counting and made ร‚ยฃ370 in 2hours.


September 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Farhan says:

Looks like Derren just woke up.


September 28, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Inez says:

No casinos around where I live. Do you know how to take down a penny pusher? ๐Ÿ˜‰


September 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Sarah says:

Can’t wait for Friday – but a bit sad that it’s the last one ๐Ÿ™


September 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm
Amy Walker says:

I’m really looking forward to this. Derren, I have no idea how you do all this, I’m open minded but now im thinking its all real after I started watching you.


September 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Anna says:

How amazing would it be if called you?!
Absolutely love him ๐Ÿ™‚


September 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Hannah Derbyshire says:

Very exciting indeed :).


September 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm
Surzy says:

I’m SO gutted that this is the last of the Events series …… I have litterally been glued to my sofa!!

Thanks Mr. B. for a fantastic few weeks viewing …..

S x x


September 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Ophelia says:

aw derren cant wait to see your face again on friday ๐Ÿ™‚ gonna miss you sir! and your little beardy face x


September 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm
Hannah Derbyshire says:

…and it’ll be nice to know whether all of this hinting about red is leading to something. Red on the roulette wheel I expect, though I imagine it’s really not that simple!


September 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

loooooooove ur shows ill be watching on friday ๐Ÿ™‚
i wanna be that lucky viewer though lol.. i will be teaching my 7 month son the derren brown ways then one day he can make himself a very rich man lol ๐Ÿ˜‰


September 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm
Aoife says:

Really looking forward to Friday Derren, sounds good!

Hm…175 smackers….that would make a mighty fine birthday pressie ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›


September 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm
littlepaws says:

ร‚ยฃ500 would do me fine! i wouldnt have to keep painting crappy pictures for people with no taste and could concerntrate on my own show!!! Still..got to struggle to get recongition for your stuff dont you!!! good shows though, and as the pasy shows have freaked my eeevvilll teenage daughter out (she’s a teen they are all evil! lol) they have been extra brill for me!! Could DB show me how to glue a 15 yr olds mouth shut?


September 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Teslan says:

Does one need to already be IN the casino to be picked?

But then if I wasn’t picked, I’d miss the show. THE DILEMMA


September 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm
Pippa says:

I really cant beleive that this is the last an i just cant get enough, Amazzzing!
Cant wait too watch it alll..


September 28, 2009 at 5:49 pm
MC8 says:

Am I the only person who finds using the word “literally” when the opposite is intended extremely irksome?

Anyways. I look forward to your next series. You’ve gained a fan.


September 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Anik says:

PICK ME!!!! I’m your biggest fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


September 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Nicki says:

Lucky one won’t be me though cos I could never get to leave a bloomin message on the number……


September 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm
MC8 says:

Oh, and I still think “all your chips are belong to us” would be a better banner. But what do I know? I an account have not.


September 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm
MKolthof says:

I DO really look forward to this episode, i like casino styled episodes of Derren. But i hope it is a bit better then the last 3 episodes… The first was promising and had an nice explanation, but the other one’s i didn’t had the surprising feeling. Witch i get quite comfortable with in the last few seasons of his show. But this one looks more promising then the others to me, i don’t know why, but i think because it is the final one of the season.

Sorry for my bad english, but i’m a very poor dutch student who cannot finance a good english accommodation. Good luck to myself, thanks.


September 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm
flapjack says:

If memory serves Derren mentioned he’d been banned from playing in practically every casino in the UK in the DVD for “Inside your mind”, so how come he’s been allowed into this one? Is this the one remaining casino that doesn’t know who he is? Or is this more misdirection?
Or did he use his Jedi-like powers of persuasion to get past the management? That’s almost as interesting as the trick itself ๐Ÿ™‚


September 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm
phillip says:

hi derren love wot u do cant w8 2 c 1 of ur live shows again the last 1 was g8 gud lck with ur next show (not that u need it lol)


September 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm
python says:

hey derren and team just to say good work with the events loved it im sad its the last one but i bet it would be the best, love the blog keep it up and im looking forward for th future ;D ๐Ÿ˜€


September 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm
Zoeyy says:

A TWIST! Ooohh ‘eck.
Love your little wave at the beginning. Brightened my day for sure (even though I’ve already seen the video o_O)
๐Ÿ˜€


September 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Thank You Derren – Friday nights have not been quite so dull on tv, your wit and charismatic presense will be greatly missed, guess i will have to entertain myself by playing the WII again.
Don’t fancy bringing something out for that now do you????


September 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm
lazyshadow says:

ooh, I loves a good twist!! wonder what it’ll be!?!? Gutted its the last in the series though ๐Ÿ™ I didnt get stuck, or get the picture, must try harder next time me thinks!! Roll on February, cant wait to see you live!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


September 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm
Disaidra says:

doubt it will be me, meh


September 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Emmy says:

Hey Derren and Co., good luck!
Everyone, been reading through your replies – hm, Jedi Mind tricks to get past security and into a Casino? I concur, lol – can even see him doing so ๐Ÿ˜‰
You need to bring out a “How to……for Dummies” DVD muah ha ha ๐Ÿ˜€ Good times! (I jest)
Gutted it is the last one also, but roll on Feb!!! Going to see you in a live show, first time, should be good ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you!
Emilia


September 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Diane Brown says:

DERRENNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! Hello, Sad it’s the last show!!
I’m all booked up to see you at the Playhouse Edinburgh next year, sooooo long away though!
If you like you can pick me i’d be so gratefull <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


September 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Christopher says:

“there is a small but distinct possibility that the fortuitous individual under scrutiny might be a very ungood self”

What did he say!?


September 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Siobhan M says:

I doubt it’ll be me, I don’t have ร‚ยฃ5000 for him to take.

Shame, I’d love to be involved in one of Derren’s show one day.


September 28, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Jess xxx says:

I can’t think of anything intelligent to write, so I’ll just whoop;

WHOOP!!! COME ON, DERREN!


September 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Kelsey says:

I get really excited thinking it could be me but then I remember that a) I’m 17 and b) I’m not going to be able to watch the show as I’m at an 18th birthday party (sadly, not mine) ๐Ÿ™ good luck Derren xx


September 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm
Kelsey says:

also, bummer that it’s your last event ๐Ÿ™ I hope your back on our screens very, very soon xx


September 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm
JayKay says:

C’mon, make it a goodun, make it a goodun!!!


September 28, 2009 at 9:11 pm
charley says:

Derren! – something so spooky happened! My friend made me a collage drawing thing for my birthday and when i was trying to do the remote drawing on your programme last week I drew something very very similar to what she had drawn me (unfortunately no concentric circles though – hehe! – but i hadn’t read the paper!!) – we thought it was very strange and just wanted to tell you!!!

I’ve really really enjoyed the events and can’t wait for this week’s!! xx


September 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Sue says:

I’m starting to wonder whether the lucky one person will be the person with the prize/ultra-violet writing on their Enigma Poster… and if so, am gutted as I always buy Derrens stuff but couldnt afford the poster this time (hence I could do with the money). Anyhow, end of winge.

Will miss seeing you on a Friday night, but to still have updates and pics here and Twitter is great, keep up the good work Derren, Andy, Coops, Phylis, Iain, Jennie, and co.

xx


September 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Grax says:

Mr Brown, you’ve already shown us how to win the lottery, what could be nicer than that?


September 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm

“There is a small but distinct possibility that the fortuitous individual under scrutiny might be your very own good self” = It Could Be You. Off’ve our very own National Lottery.

Anyhoo. I’m rather sad that this is the last of The Events. The last 3 weeks have sparked my imagination, depleted my bank account and made Saturdays in retail a nicer day to work.

Has there been any word from Channel 4 as to whether there’s going to be a DVD comprising of all four episodes and some bits they didn’t show? I’m thinking Children on Buses with Balls in Bags…

๐Ÿ™‚

Zoe.
xoxoxoxo


September 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm
Kel says:

Really looking forward to this little treat.


September 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm
Katy says:

I think the twist will be that, actually he has done nothing. He’s just made us all believe that every week he’s done these miraculous things, but really we’ve just been staring at blank screens and he’s done them confusing mind tricks on us all to make us believe he’s brought out this new series.

I know your games, Derren.

***for the record- I’m kidding***

… or am I?


September 28, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Aw, last one ๐Ÿ™

But sounds like it’ll be a good-un ๐Ÿ™‚


September 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm

@flapjack: lol

“These are not the Derren your are looking for”

Yup, works for me! He might’ve just been banned from blackjack tables, since with a little skill the game can be swayed slightly in your favour. Currently, casinos don’t think you can sway your odds on a roulette table without a computer… though I suspect that’s all about to change on Friday…


September 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm
JayKay says:

I know I’ll cry when that person gets the call. i love when Derren does nice things for people. It’s a laugh and disconcerting when he’s evil to the Tricks (I’m sure they all walk away with something learned and an amazing memory to keep), but I just love when you know the experience has been a wee bit life-changing for them. I hope he wins tons for them. What a put-pocket that’s going to be!


September 28, 2009 at 11:54 pm
Emiiily says:

Aw yayy I can’t wait for Friday (: (:

Derren’s wave made me laugh ! I swear his eyes are always changing colour! Creepy!


September 29, 2009 at 1:14 am
Mark R says:

Hmmm I’ve just noticed that this weeks banner is Odds23 and last weeks was Intel but last week was concentric circles.

Although I drew a computer (intel) with a duck on the screen.

Anyways really looking forward to friday Derren.

Master mathemetician and misdirector, would love to have progessed my skills as far as you have.


September 29, 2009 at 1:15 am
G says:

Ive really enjoyed your stuff derren .never boring. xxxx


September 29, 2009 at 1:53 am
Lynda says:

Hmm . Love the “It could be you” allusion at the end but why mention the lottery now? Hope its gonna be a stonker!!


September 29, 2009 at 2:33 am
Mr Woolf says:

I hope everything goes well and to plan Derren, with you and everyone involved.
It is indeed a shame that it’s going to be your last one though.
I hardly have the tv on at all anymore, but I have caught most of your Friday shows
(As in; Watched every show just not fully from the start… Sorry :P)

Odd… the way in which you phrase that:
รขโ‚ฌล“There is a small but distinct possibility that the fortuitous individual under scrutiny might be your very own good selfรขโ‚ฌย.

I’m too tired to see if there’s anything to decifer in there currently ๐Ÿ˜€
Anyway, yes… good night all.

Pax, amor et concordia!
x


September 29, 2009 at 2:47 am
Dom Doze says:

Love the series. Watched the last two on a very low signal quality, so neither worked. Although I was also being a massively unhinged sceptic throughout.

Still, enjoy the show. Great fun. The pacing gets better with everything you do.

Peace, love

Dom Doze
Scunt.co.uk


September 29, 2009 at 6:24 am
Thistooshallpass says:

Such a shame this week is the last รขโ‚ฌหœEventรขโ‚ฌโ„ข …Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve enjoyed them all but the รขโ‚ฌหœCasinoรขโ‚ฌโ„ข one is the one Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขve been looking forward to the most…cant wait…well done Mr B…


September 29, 2009 at 7:53 am
Phil says:

Question,.
Where do the little close up pics of Derrens face come from? I see no way to put them in myself ( not that I would want to) and am now wondering if this is Derren doing this at a later time possibly, someone else doing this, admin etc?
Are they auto inserted from keywords?
Any clues as I seem to have missed that part of class.
Thanks,
Phil


September 29, 2009 at 9:11 am
Francis says:

@ Phil

Try doing a smiley face with a colon and a closed bracket…. ๐Ÿ™‚
Or the same with a closed bracket…. ๐Ÿ™
Or the same with a lower case ‘o’…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Or the same with a capital ‘p’…. ๐Ÿ˜›

They are lovely little emoticons.


September 29, 2009 at 9:12 am
Francis says:

I meant open bracket for the second one, whoops! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


September 29, 2009 at 10:07 am
TJ Cox says:

hey Derren

love your show will be watching carefully love to see things that others may not i didn’t get glues to the chair which i was tad sad about , as i know it would have been a fun experience looking forward to Fridays show

hugs TJ


September 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

@ JayKay – I loved the Trick or Treat one with the old lady. I thought that was incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, is it just me, or has the anti-spam gotten longer? ๐Ÿ™


September 29, 2009 at 11:32 am
Laura says:

I’m gutted that it will be the last one! ๐Ÿ™ Please make more! I love your shows so much! =] Friday’s show sounds really interesting and I can’t wait! =] Have a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚


September 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm
Emma Rose says:

woo can’t wait!!

psst..pick me!
Im poor and living off tesco value food, I can’t take it any more!!


September 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm
Ross says:

Derren, don’t give away too much. Your physiological techniques must be paying good dividends. It’ll be a good show. You know it will. Well-done for all your hard work in bringing it together. Do a double blink on the show in recognition of this comment and I’ll be even more amazed. See you on tour later in the year. All the best.


September 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm
Mr Woolf says:

Phillip:
You can also open a new .txt file (notepad) on your computer, highlight a Derren emoticon that you want to use, select ‘copy’ (not ‘copy picture’) then paste into the notepad.

This should show you the needed combination for various emoticons.
๐Ÿ˜Ž
๐Ÿ’ก
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
๐Ÿ˜›
๐Ÿ˜€

Hope this also helps in addition to the advice Francis gave.

Pax, amor et concordia!
x


September 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm
Mr Woolf says:

@ Phil:
See above^
Sorry put the wrong name on… my mind is not fully here at the moment.. please leave a message after the beep.
๐Ÿ˜‰


September 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm
Sharon says:

Can’t wait to see the show on Friday (fingers crossed, family willing — won’t be at my own place unfortunately — will have to hope that other peeps in charge of the TV on Friday let me watch it!).

Thanks to Francis above for explaining how to do all of the personalised Derren emoticons — at last a mini fan secret has been revealed (!) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜›


September 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Hayley says:

Sad it’s the last one, but have thoroughly enjoyed all of them so far and expect to enjoy this one just as much! Look forward to seeing you on tour 1st of May next year xxx


September 29, 2009 at 5:26 pm
Alex says:

As you said after you showed us your card counting tricks in one of your previous shows , always pick 22!

And then you lost :X heh that was funny. Hope that your fav. number doesn’t get in the way of the right bet !

Best of luck ๐Ÿ˜€

Call me x


September 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm
Aoife says:

@Christopher.

Allow me to translate “It could be you” ๐Ÿ˜›


September 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm
Inez says:

No! Just found out I’m away Friday night (is there a ‘frown like hell’ emoticon?). Why, oh WHY am I doomed to watch repeats? Every time! Might take my DB portrait book with me, though – now that’ll cheer me up. ๐Ÿ˜€


September 30, 2009 at 12:47 am
Catherine says:

Love the Blackadder reference ‘twist and turn like a twisty-turny thing.’ Stephen Fry is brilliant


September 30, 2009 at 4:24 am
CherryG says:

Exciting! Hope whoever he calls is a huge fan and will be as thrilled that DB has rang them as they are at the prospect of winning the money. Oooh what if it’s someone off the blog. Like someone said, it could be to do with the mysterious Enigma poster markings? Can’t wait anyway. Shame it’s the last one. I’d hoped there’d be a little something else. Oh please, please show the missing footage as a big finger up to the doubters.

๐Ÿ’ก I like the apple one :-p

x


September 30, 2009 at 6:55 pm
natalie kingsley says:

that one person is going to be very lucky , find it hard to believe derren will be wrong, will definatly be watcjing.


September 30, 2009 at 7:25 pm
itsallnonsense says:

?,23,7,7,41


September 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm
JayKay says:

@itsallnonsense – ?


September 30, 2009 at 9:52 pm
JayKay says:

Psalms?


September 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Can I just say that another way to do the emoticon thingy’s on here, is just run your mouse over another one someone else has done and you should see there what you need to key. ๐Ÿ™‚

LC x


October 2, 2009 at 8:00 am
Lee Tutor says:

Good luck today with winning at roulette and making someone richer!
Derren has his own spectacular way of winning.


October 2, 2009 at 9:42 am
JayKay says:

Yeh, very best of. I’m looking forward to all the twists. I’m out all day, so I’ll miss the blog. Tonight is the only night I’ve had in foe ages I’ve had to fight for it – and I am soooooooo looking forward to coorying in with my wee man, some stodgy comfort food and a glass of wine. Oh and Derren. Ahhhhhhhhh. The bestest night in ages.


October 2, 2009 at 9:43 am
JayKay says:

My typos are getting worse, soz; I gotta go back to one-finger typing.


October 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Rob says:

I have to say, even before tonight the events have been really good. Some bits i have not been a great fan of, like the stuck to your sofa ones. I think its because i personally know no one who was stuck so its hard for me to belive it. Maybe a gathering round the projectors like they did for the first event would have been more beliveable but hey ho.

Thanks again EVERYONE who worked on the Events. From the runners to Derren, it takes a whole heap of people to make the shows work, so thanks guys and gals!

Cheers
Rob


October 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm
Bekki says:

I am deeply gutted it is his last show tonight too, but hasn’t anyone noticed his show on Tuesday’s at 10.35pm on Channel 4?!?! They are repeats but they still never fail to amaze! First of the series started last Tuesday with Simon Pegg guest starring. I would love to win that money, as I’m sure we all would! I would actually take much more satisfaction in talking to Derren though to be honest!! Bugger the money just give me a call ๐Ÿ˜› Don’t need to wish you luck, I’m sure it will all go swimmingly! Will be stuck to my chair just watching, no need for special videos! ๐Ÿ˜€
Oh, and I have to add how amazed and exhilarated I am at your talent in art, as an artist myself I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your work! Getting a print for my birthday! Xxx ๐Ÿ™‚


October 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm
tom says:

Ha ha u lost


October 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm
radical bob says:

awww derren brown i love you. ๐Ÿ™ don’t worry it was still amaaazing.


October 2, 2009 at 10:04 pm
Matt says:

Oops. I admire your bravery though and it was desperately close.


October 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm
Laura says:

You done good.


October 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm
Mac says:

He failed at it. Was so upset wats he gonna do because he has to give someone ร‚ยฃ5000, probably how much he earned just for all of the events.


October 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm
tim says:

You are a Legend!! 1 out!! damn good try though. very impressed with the guessing of number 37 with the squash court. Looking forward to seeing Enigma!


October 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm
Marc says:

Hello Derren.
You are far too much of a perfectionist to end the episode like that! Wha have you got up your sleeve?


October 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm
Sarah says:

Never mind. Thought it was the most believable show out of all the events, well done x


October 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm
Maria says:

so gutted for derren that it didnt work! he sounded devastated! We still think you are amazing derren!

Maria & Paul (Bolton)


October 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm
bumpydog says:

WTF?


October 2, 2009 at 10:19 pm
Luke says:

1 out thats unlucky, still have to have an amazing mind to even get that and work it all out in your head plus having to be very careful not to be spotted with the cameras etc and the environment… would have been nerving.

Impressive though not disapointed in the slightest, well done!


October 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm
tim says:

I know a few people who found it hard to stand up and felt really heavy when he did the stuck to chair show. The mans a genius!


October 2, 2009 at 10:35 pm
neosi says:

Was I the only one to note that taking the ร‚ยฃ5k in the first place was theft and filming in a casino is also illegal !!


October 2, 2009 at 10:35 pm
Lewis says:

Derren proves the phrase “the casino always wins”


October 2, 2009 at 10:51 pm
Matthew says:

Loved the bloke standing at the back of the truck holding the big cheque….


October 2, 2009 at 10:53 pm
Dana says:

I noticed the illegality of it as well. I was complaining to my mum while he was doing it!รฃโ‚ฌโ‚ฌ


October 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm

This isn’t the end of it, there’s something else to this trick. It’s so obvious. I love your work Derren. you never fail to keep me intruiged and fascinated ๐Ÿ™‚


October 2, 2009 at 11:01 pm
thisisace says:

To those who are confused:

รขโ‚ฌล“there is a small but distinct possibility that the fortuitous individual under scrutiny might be a very ungood selfรขโ‚ฌย

is a rather fancy way of saying the National Lottery’s slogan “It could be YOU !” ๐Ÿ™‚


October 3, 2009 at 8:12 am
spiderabc1 says:

Last nights show was fantastic as were the other ones. I am always impressed by the skills of DB and am looking forward to watching them from a new shiny Events boxset with lots of extras.


October 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm
stuart says:

It was obviously a set up casino as you wouldn’t get in with the cameras. They frisk you at the door.

Probably lost on purpose to make it seem more real.


October 5, 2009 at 12:48 pm
shaun says:

I didn’t get Fridays show. Did he get it wrong. It was impressive still but I am right in thinking he failed right?


October 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm
Ashley says:

I am unsure of the casino as somebody would notice its Derren Brown and he has broadcasted he will win ร‚ยฃ175,000 from a casino so i dont think people would let him in, also i am sure people would want to say hi and talk to him but it seems no one noticed it was him? i doubt it would have been a set up though as he wouldn’t risk somebody elses money and why would he ruin his name by his own choice?

Don’t know how he did lotto, i didnt stick to my chair, i didnt draw circles and he messed up on and got the wrong number but still Derren Brown is god and i am a huge fan, the events was amazing and he doesnt deserve all the stick he would have recieved

DB is GOD


October 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm
Bekki says:

Are people really THAT concerned that he did something illegal?! And you never have right?! Never sped or stolen something even if it is small?! It’s entertainment I can’t believe people focused on the fact he did that! Can’t be too serious anyway, he’s done it enough times in the past he’d be in jail by now if it was. Fascinating, witty, VERY| interesting and I must say a very handsome man! Would love to have a drink with you, conversation would be amazing and very educational. Loving the book, and loving the activities (remembered the list and tasks. Strangely remembered more words backwards than forwards before the visual part came in!) Magnificent read, I really do recommend it!


October 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm
Bekki says:

A lot of the things may not have worked because you may not be very suggestive, it doesn’t work for everyone. For anyone who has seen ‘An Evening of Wonders,’ notice on the table moving bit that he picks the 4 people whose pendulums swing the most – that showed him that they were the most suggestive so the table trick would work on them. It’s in his book (BUY IT!), amazing how it all works.


October 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Peter says:

Didn’t Derren say before the events that it was all about misdirection? I haven’t seen any misdirection. Were the events themselves created to misdirect us? I didn’t stick to my sofa, i didn’t draw concentric circles and he didnt get the right number. Are these mistakes on purpose? I’m confused. Anybody agree?


October 8, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Gert says:

I noticed some strange things in this show. One of them being, while the ‘lucky viewer’ was going towards the truck, Derren specifically said he could not see him (as they only had a phone connection). However, as he went up the stairs to enter the truck, I clearly heard Derren say ‘there you go’. There were some other minor things in this last show I noticed, but I would have to watch the show again to recall them.


October 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm
Peter says:

Yeah, you are right Gert, i have also noticed several odd occurences.
Going back to his advert, what he is saying doesn’t make much sense. And there are several times where he looks at other things and stops talking to make us look at them. I know this is blatant but i think it symbolises his wish to misdirect us. For instance, when he says “four events of misdirection” he is interupted by a man on a bicycle. But the mean thing i noticed is that he says he will teach us what he did in the events and will show us how we will “get away with it”. I found that odd.

I know this isn’t the end of the events. It is all about misdirection i am sure. The genius has something sneaky up those sleeves.


October 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm
Peter says:

Sorry i mean’t MAIN not mean.


October 12, 2009 at 11:44 pm
Cliff Hulcoop says:

How it was done.
Assume Ben was live and real and Derren really talked to him in the lorry.
The bits you SAW of Derren in the lorry were prerecorded.
First is the prerecorded into. Then as he walks down the stairs you see the camera picture go all fuzzy. That is where a splice took place.
When you heard him ask for ร‚ยฃ5000 worth of chips etc that was DUBBED OVER. The real part was recorded without Derren’s voice being recorded.
The souds would have been recorded by the main camera of the general sound in the casino, which is too far away for Derrens voice.

A small amount would really have been gambled, e.g. 5 or 10 of one unit.
This would have been done many times until the ball landed either to the left or right of the desired result.
There is a 2 in 37 chance of that happening.


October 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm
Anon says:

Just want to thank Derren for the “mind control” he exerted in the Lottery & Casino Events. Nothing to do with predicting numbers, just a platform from which to “suggest” to the nation that gambling in general is utterly futile. Those that missed this hidden “suggestion” look back. Derren told you :

1. The chances of winning the jackpot are approx 1 in 14 million, i.e. utterly futile.
2. You are more likely to die in the week you buy your ticket than you are to win it!
3. You have no idea if they are cheating or not
4. The easiest way to cheat would be to use weighted balls which you wouldn’t be able to see

In Casino he gave everyone the bitter sweet taste of every gambler. The excitement of expecting to win,
followed by the crushing brutality of losing.

I got it


October 15, 2009 at 10:20 pm
Craig says:

Very impressed with the events, casino seemed very fake though, too quiet, no background noise, not many other people about, if it was fake studio, then fake wheel, balls etc. Not sure at all. More thinking it was all set up. Taking Bens money was excellent, if it was real, i think that the fact he failed and i think it was set up casts a bigger shadow of doubt over the rest of the act.

A well executed fail though, squash court was very impressive, many it was a step to far.

Can’t wait to see more though.

A fantistic, intelligent con man.

Well done sir