How to Win at Heads or Tails Every Time

Go ahead and take that bet. We're going to show you how to win at heads or tails every time.

You will need

  • A coin
  • Time to practice
  • A sucker
  • A trick coin

Step 1 Cop a feel Flip the coin into the air. As you catch it, slide your thumb under your fingers and use it to feel the surface of the coin. If it’s smooth, you know it’s heads; the tails side feels textured and rough.

Step 2 Practice Practice flipping and feeling the coin with your thumb until you can do it quickly and stealthily—you don’t want your opponent to know you’re cheating!

Step 3 Try another trick Try another trick. Holding the coin near the end of your index and middle fingers, flick your wrist up and lift your index finger, spinning the coin like a Frisbee. If you do this correctly, the coin will never flip over.

Step 4 Exploit your opponent’s stupidity If your opponent is tipsy (or simply not too bright), say quickly, ‘Heads I win, tails you lose.’ Chances are he won’t catch on.

Step 5 Buy a trick coin If you can’t master either of these techniques, buy a trick coin with either heads or tails on both sides.