Is a shuffle tech worth it for my game. (2 Viewers)

Should I get a shuffle tech ?


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Thanks, I can't find a shuffletech listed there. The shufflemaster at $6k refurbished would take me 30 years to recuperate my cost at my $50 buy-in.
They run about 4500 through off eBay seller. I have purchased things from AGS though. You can recuperate cost on the back end if your game ever breaks up you just resell it for 4500.

Also when the shuffle tech is back in stock you can buy one of those too and compare then sell the one you don't want.

Tell the wife that you got it used refurbish so it's a 1/5 of the price.

Swipe it swipe it swipe it! *Chants*



Crazy how the shuffle tech keeps going out of stock. I'll keep an eye out for one.
 
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If you have spare 4,5k and really want this gadget for your monthly home game - get one!

In a friendly cash game, with no raising blind levels, play delay due to shuffling should not be the biggest problem.
 
If anyone is handy with fixing things. (Not mine)


There was another one that was broken that sold for $330 with shipping a week ago. That one had more information as to what the issues were; It had a nonfunctioning "3" button and a broken band in the mechanism.

I wonder what issues this one has, and what it will go for.

Yeah but that one had a mounting kit, this one has like no info and how do you explain the lid? Maybe someone tried to sound proof it by gluing something to the lid. Does it even come with a power adapter?

Never mind. I messaged him. It’s older than what shuffletech will service.
Maybe message him and ask him what happen lol
 
My game has had a dealer for about six months. He puts each just-used deck on top of a big dealer button in front of that player—who shuffles it during the next hand.

Before the next hand, the dealer gives the reshuffled decks another riffle/box or two and cuts it, both for added security and because most players shuffle badly. This is a pretty quick operation.

I mention it because while I’ve considered getting a Shuffletech, I’m not convinced that loading and unloading decks would be really much faster than this system, especially given the occasional jams.

I could be wrong, but my dealer is pretty damned efficient, and there is usually no delay getting the next hand up, given the time which elapses pushing the chips and cards from the last hand.

If I didn’t have a dealer I would probably get one (and sit in a middle seat myself to process decks).
 
I like having 3 decks in rotation with a Shuffletech in play. There's always a slight confusion at first for new players who aren't used to it but after an orbit or two, they get the hang of what needs to be done. One of the regulars or myself will process the cards thru the shuffler and it goes pretty smooth. Just make sure all the decks are visibly different colored. heh

I keep a small powerbank in/on the cart as well so I don't have power cords draping across the floor and I can move it to whatever seat is best as needed.
 
My game has had a dealer for about six months. He puts each just-used deck on top of a big dealer button in front of that player—who shuffles it during the next hand.

Before the next hand, the dealer gives the reshuffled decks another riffle/box or two and cuts it, both for added security and because most players shuffle badly. This is a pretty quick operation.

I mention it because while I’ve considered getting a Shuffletech, I’m not convinced that loading and unloading decks would be really much faster than this system, especially given the occasional jams.

I could be wrong, but my dealer is pretty damned efficient, and there is usually no delay getting the next hand up, given the time which elapses pushing the chips and cards from the last hand.

If I didn’t have a dealer I would probably get one (and sit in a middle seat myself to process decks).
I don't know why but I'm pretty efficient and organized compared to my other players when it comes to being a dealer. I do take it upon myself to deal and keep the game moving because everyone else seems like they have never played cards ever. I see as having a shuffler just as I see having a nice set of chips. It's not required to have a nice set but it is a luxury with the shuffler giving a slightly more convivence factor than a nice set of chips but some could argue bad chips can slow a game down from sliding all over the place etc.

Is the dealer just a dealer? Do you guys tip him/her? Does the game contribute to the individual at all?
 
My game has had a dealer for about six months. He puts each just-used deck on top of a big dealer button in front of that player—who shuffles it during the next hand.

Before the next hand, the dealer gives the reshuffled decks another riffle/box or two and cuts it, both for added security and because most players shuffle badly. This is a pretty quick operation.

I mention it because while I’ve considered getting a Shuffletech, I’m not convinced that loading and unloading decks would be really much faster than this system, especially given the occasional jams.

I could be wrong, but my dealer is pretty damned efficient, and there is usually no delay getting the next hand up, given the time which elapses pushing the chips and cards from the last hand.

If I didn’t have a dealer I would probably get one (and sit in a middle seat myself to process decks).
Having a dedicated non playing dealer will more likely than not always be more efficient for the game overall.
With my shuffle tech I sit in the middle and facilitate the exchange of decks from the shuffler which sits on a side table next to me.
Game moves incredibly fast with consistent shuffles.
 
I like having 3 decks in rotation with a Shuffletech in play. There's always a slight confusion at first for new players who aren't used to it but after an orbit or two, they get the hang of what needs to be done. One of the regulars or myself will process the cards thru the shuffler and it goes pretty smooth. Just make sure all the decks are visibly different colored. heh

I keep a small powerbank in/on the cart as well so I don't have power cords draping across the floor and I can move it to whatever seat is best as needed.
It works with a power bank? Can you take some pictures next time?
 
Maybe powerbank is the wrong word. I use one of these:

https://meh.com/deals/snugmax-vickers-pure-sine-wave-200-power-station-222wh-60000mah

It easily lasts multiple sessions between charges. Each playing session is usually 10-12 hours long. It fits inside my cabinet and will run with it inside. But since my gaming sessions run a little long, I leave it on top of the cabinet during the longer plays to keep it from overheating. I've ran it for as long as an hour inside the cabinet without any overheating issues though.

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That's what the inside of the cabinet looks like with the dynamat applied.
 
I just uploaded a couple of videos I took during the install of it shuffling before and after the dynamat install. The sound doesn't come thru very well in the video but there is a dramatic difference in person and you can hear it take some of the higher pitched notes away.

BEFORE -
AFTER -

It's still rendering right now so it's at low-res until it processes.
 
I just uploaded a couple of videos I took during the install of it shuffling before and after the dynamat install. The sound doesn't come thru very well in the video but there is a dramatic difference in person and you can hear it take some of the higher pitched notes away.

BEFORE -
AFTER -

It's still rendering right now so it's at low-res until it processes.
I don't know why I have such an obsession with card shufflers just a satisfying thing to watch but don't tease me with just the shuffle part I want to see the whole load and unloading part too.

is it necessary to have the see through window? Almost could drop a cover on it for more suppression
 
i can confirm the cabinet @Napalm uses cuts the sound by more than half, once the game gets going and noise from radio, table TV you cant even hear it unless you try to listen for it
 
FWIW, I bought a Shuffletech a few years back.
Maybe it’s time to list mine in the Classifieds…
I'd like to thank @cpac54 for selling me his ShuffleTech and being able to send it to the Swiss hotel where we where playing a tournament. Thanks mate.

Using it at our last Friday cash was a real plus (we rotate 3 decks and I take care of it).

But it was a bit noisy, and I really do not want want to cut my table and I do not want to use a proper ikea cabinet or so.
And I wanted it being mobile.

So this what I done, using some efficient soundproof pieces, glued inside my wood box.
And just a cover with the same soundproof material, so I can simply move it easily.

The result is that the shuffle sound is barely audible in real (the video make it louder than real)


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You could do a test to see if it really is slow shuffling. For 1 hour, use two decks and have one person that is adept do all the shuffling, and hand the deck to the person on the button to deal. Shuffle the other deck to keep it up to speed.
Count the hands played and compare to an hour of self-dealt hands.
It may very well be socializing and slow play causing the issue.

But shuffle techs are cool, so get one regardless. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
I agree slow play is the biggest issue where I deal bar poker and these guys can take up to 5 minutes to decide if you let them .Still thinking of investing in one of these units.as well .What are these going for these days?
 

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