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As long as any method of shuffling is done enough times the deck should be properly randomized. There are a few cards left in the shoe part of the machine anywhere from 1 to 20 or so that are not shuffled. While playing blackjack at a locals casino in Las Vegas, a dealer from another locals casino sat at my table.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} This would be the same kind of thing as preferential shuffling, in which the dealer of a hand held game shuffles when the count is good but deals another round on a bad count. However your speculation is right that the odds favor the dealer if he leaves a lot of high cards in the discard rack yet will put back into play a lot of small cards. Manual shuffling is more vulnerable to a biased shuffle and consequently some players try to exploit this by shuffle tracking and card clumping. Basic strategy is always developed based on a freshly shuffled shoe, which is always the case when playing against a continuous shuffler. Chuck from New York. I have noticed Microgaming casinos flash the word "shuffling" about one hand in four. I know the tables in Las Vegas do it after all the decks are played because if they did it after every hand no one would play. On a CSM blackjack game, 5 deck, what would be the effect of the dealer not putting discards back into the machine every hand if 24 of 52 cards in the discard rack were face cards? More Info Got It! Playing blackjack on a continuous shuffling 5-deck system, are the odds of winning different than playing the dealer with 1 deck or 2 decks? Clumps of high or low cards are just as likely to appear at the beginning of the shoe, as the middle, as the end. Justin from St. Tom from Aurora, CO. When playing online blackjack, how do you tell when the deck is shuffled? Do these machines give the house more of and edge even when a person is using basic strategy? In the end, it averages out, for the basic strategy player. First, thank you for the great site. Others shuffle at random times but do not indicate exactly when to the player. Stephanie from Evans, USA. It is my understanding that they do provide an honest random shuffle. Doug from Vancouver, Canada. Dividing that by six, for the six-deck game, the effect is an increase in house edge of 0. So the two-deck game without a shuffler would be much better. This means you will spend more time playing, and thus more hands for the house edge to grind you down. What would be the effect if 44 of 52 cards were non-face cards? I was wondering if you thought continuous shufflers have an effect on basic strategy? According to table D17 in Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger , removing one ten per deck increases the house edge by 0. I did not mind, so I cut the deck. For the beneit of other readers, my blackjack appendix 10 explains, the house edge in a five-deck game is 0. If you are using basic strategy, then the shufflers actually lower the house edge slightly, due to the omission of the cut card effect. Blackjack - Shuffling What is your opinion of the continuous shuffle machines now being used at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas? Since learning of this technique, that is also how I shuffle in my random simulation programs. Sit out if there were a lot of high cards last hand. There are numerous ways an online casino might cheat, but a bad shuffle I don't think is one of them. Most players refused. Dealers are not the most skeptical group, often believing all the usual gambling myths. For more information on the mathematical effect of continuous shufflers, please see my blackjack appendix Most online casinos shuffle after every hand. Is there a blackjack cut superstition that I am not aware of, or is there a better reason why? The difference between five decks and two decks, all other rules being equal, is 0. I went to Las Vegas for this first time this past summer and I played double-deck blackjack at the Orleans. I first addressed this topic in my December 1, , newsletter. As far as I know, they actually shuffle after every hand, but for reasons I do not understand, only indicate a shuffle occasionally. I know that one software company randomly picks two cards in the deck and reverses them, and repeats this numerous times. How much of an additional advantage did the house gain on me with this mistake? I noticed that after a dealer shuffled both decks, the dealer asked the player to cut the deck. Assuming this King was the bottom card and was left in the shuffler, it would have been in play in this first shoe the cut was in rear portion of the deck. For example, I was thinking that there is a lower but still not zero probability of having a card repeated two hands in a row. Can the odds be heavily skewed? Preferential shuffling is something that definitely does happen here in Las Vegas so what you describe would not surprise me either. Usually the term "house shuffle" refers to the way the dealers are supposed to shuffle. Doesn't basic strategy slightly change depending on the number of decks? The Wizard of Odds Search. Sam from Price. Louis, MO. Thank you for the kind words. I know they speed up the number of hands per hour which is usually bad for the player, but is basic strategy still effective in this instance? John from London, Canada. Of course this is nonsense. For reasons I explain in my blackjack appendix 10 , the basic strategy player should prefer a game with a continuous shuffler, if his goal is to minimize the house edge. For example, shuffle twice, riffle, and shuffle again. You seem to be suggesting that the cards are more clumpy at the end of the deck. I play Microgaming casinos which you report as using 1 deck , but I do not know if each time I play if it is a new deck, and there are no signs of knowing when the deck is shuffled. However, if you track the cards between these announcements you will sometimes see the same card twice, which is impossible in a single-deck game, assuming you believe them about when they shuffle. Featured Games. I should add that with a shallower penetration there will be more time spent shuffling, and thus a lower expected loss on an hourly basis. Enjoy your site. Enter your email address below to subscribe to our weekly newsletter along with other special announcements from The Wizard of Odds! However, the shuffling machine allows the dealer to waste less time shuffling and spend more time dealing. As a card counter it would probably be safe to use a true count from just the last hand played and off the top of a shoe. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}For those who don't understand what you're asking, there are new machines that take the blackjack discards and place them randomly back in the deck after each hand. However if everyone initially declines somebody has to rise to the occasion and do it. If the count were high, standing would be the right play, resulting in what would look like an error to a counter who was watching. Is this even legal or necessary? Enter your email address to receive our newsletter and other special announcements. Share this. The Wizard of Odds. For those who missed it I just added blackjack appendix 10 to my site, which explains the effect on the house edge under both a cut card and continuous shuffler game. To answer your question, no, the basic strategy does not change. However, if the count were negative then hitting would be all the better. If I remember correctly, Cryptologic casinos do indeed indicate when they are shuffling their eight-deck shoe. Danny from Mission Viejo, California. Is there any way this can be used to advantage? As my blackjack calculator show difference in house edge between four decks and five decks is 0. I was just wondering if Las Vegas Video Blackjack reshuffles after every hand or after all the decks are played. What about 48 of ? And finally the obvious: wouldn't it be fairly simple to write a randomization shuffling program that would give the house a bigger edge -- sort of stack the deck? So the benefit of a continuous shuffler is worth less than removing a single deck. How closely does it approximate the actual manual shuffling of cards in a casino? However, if that were true, then the odds would change if the dealer dealt the cards in reverse order. Aside from that, the house edge is not affected by penetration. Maybe enough to skew the odds? Surely that is a ridiculous notion. Jim from Cincinnati, USA. What do you know about the randomization process that online casinos use to simulate shuffling? In a non-cut-card game, the house advantage is always the same for the non-counter.