This video looks at the best (and worst) ways to shuffle, and the amount of shuffling needed to produce a ‘random’ deck of cards.

It may be interesting and useful to any club officials who meet resistance when suggesting that a club enters a Sim Pairs, buys a dealing machine, or suchlike.

Many club players believe that the hands used in such competitions, or generated by such machines, are ‘weird’ or ‘abnormal’. This video will hopefully show them that in fact the deals produced at many club nights with ‘hand shuffling’ are in fact the abnormal ones as they are produced from a ‘non-random’ deck. Unless, of course, everyone at the club is hand shuffling the cards 10,000 times, but that seems quite unlikely…