Darwin entertaining at the highest level


“Please accept our sincere gratitude for your outstanding magical performance at the Presidential Inaugural Banquet. You held our guests spellbound. You certainly met and exceeded our expectations. Darwin, on behalf of President George W. Bush, we thank you for making our special event so memorable.”

Mrs. Cynthia GrubbEntertainment Director - Presidential Inaugural Committee

“We had high expectations, which were greatly exceeded. Your unparalleled skill provided an evening of memorable and enjoyable entertainment.”

T.W. LaFleurRear Admiral, US Navy - Department of Naval Operations


“You’re the first individual we have ever booked for a second appearance before our group, but it certainly paid off.”

Allan SlaightPresident and Chief Executive Officer - Standard Broadcasting Corporation

“Our goal was two-fold: draw visitors to our booth and educate them with entertainment. Your card handling skills and professional presentation were perfectly suited to the task. Our booth was the hot spot while you were there.”

Bernadette Vaughn-FarleyNextel Communications Inc

“Our guests were immensely impressed with your card manipulations and very much enjoyed their visit to our hospitality suite, thanks to you.”

Donald R. HuffmanPresident - Excell Services Corporation

“You not only impressed our employees, but our president and board members as well. I’ve already had numerous requests to have you again next year.”

Connie S. YarabCommunication Technology Exchange Corp.

“Your outstanding ability with playing cards is second to none. All our guests were totally amazed.”

Michael R. QuinanChairman and Chief Executive Officer - McDonald’s Corporation

“Your delightful and astounding card tricks were the highlight of the evening. Unique and extraordinary.”

Harold S. RussellVice President - FMC Corporation

“His presence and presentation were dynamite and full of WOW content. I would highly recommend Darwin to corporations who seek to have their executives or guests looking at the nature of things in a fresh way.”

Stan SamolaPresident - Fidelity Electronics of Canada

Private Organizations

“Thank you for the outstanding display of your mesmerizing talents here at the Club last night. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews and amazing reports.”

Norman L. LarsenClub Secretary - The George Towne Club

“Thank you for a spectacular performance. It was great to see the lecture hall filled to capacity. Your talent and skill truly boggles the mind.”

Melody CurtisLecture Series Coordinator - Smithsonian Institute

“We were privileged to have Mr. Ortiz perform for about sixty of our VIP guests. All they could talk about was the marvelous show Darwin had done. I would recommend him for any party or special event.”

Dian F. SymesCasino Manager - Peppermill Hotel Casino

“What an evening! You have enthralled my entire membership. The question is, when can you do it again?”

Louise GoldsmithPresident - The Coterie Club

“Many thanks for your participation in helping to create a most memorable Presidential Inaugural evening following President Obama’s swearing in. Simply put, you added intrigue, entertainment, and class to that memorable evening and we are most appreciative for all you did!”

John F. Sommer, Jr.Executive Director - The American Legion

“Thank you very much for being so generous with you time and for giving us such an evening of astonishment. Walking around the school the next day, I heard wonderful reviews of your performance from all the boys.”

Dr. H. O. KramerEton College, Windsor, England

“Possibly the finest close-up card magician in the world. I’ve seen him dazzle every kind of audience.”

Michael BushDirector of Artistic Production - Manhattan Theater Club


“Thank you for a truly outstanding performance on on our broadcast. You are without a doubt the finest card manipulator in the world.”

David SaltmanProducer/Director - CBS Morning Program

“One of the greatest card handlers of all time. A genius extraordinaire with cards.”

Dick Cavett introducing Darwin OrtizThe Dick Cavett Show

“Not only is he a master card handler, he’s a brilliant entertainer, too.”

Successful Meetings Magazine

“Internationally recognized card shark Darwin Ortiz put on a demonstration at the Honolulu Press Club that wowed all the members.”

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

“It is a rare occasion that I work with anyone as incredibly talented and professional as you are.”

Anne G. RohinskyPublicity Manager - Late Night, Movies, Mini-Series & Specials. NBC TV.

“Perhaps the greatest card manipulator ever to live is a man named Darwin Ortiz. There is practically nothing he can’t do with a deck.”

Andy BellinPoker Nation (NY Times best-selling book)

“It looks easy, but Mr. Ortiz draws on a lifetime of training and an arduous practice schedule. None of that is apparent during his show, though. He simply looks like a relaxed guy in a sport jacket effortlessly performing miracles with a borrowed deck of cards.”

The Washington Times

“One of the world’s leading experts on cheating scams, Darwin Ortiz is widely known to magicians as America’s top sleight-of-hand expert with cards.”

Poker Pro Magazine