2 decks, Sb shuffles, dealer deals, repeat after each hand.
For many players, stacking and having lots of chips is half the fun. Having the focus purely on quantity of hands played seems a little on the less fun side for me.
Using a second deck is the biggest change I’ll make, whenever I start hosting again (and frankly I should have done it long ago.)I'm the full time dedicated dealer at my games. I've found that speeds up the game a lot. I hosted one game where I had a dealer, who was not playing, and part of me liked not having the responsibility, just being able to focus on playing. But part of me kinda missed it too.
I've never used multiple decks, takes less than 30 seconds to shuffle so I've never bothered with it.
As long as they are the same size (poker or bridge) and different color backs is fine with me.When you choose to play with 2 decks. Is it necessary that they are the same? For example a blue and red deck. Or do you guys don’t bother and use two different designs and brand?
Different colors, same manufacturer, index and size. Each table has a different manufacturer, or at least different colors to prevent a card from magically making it off one table and onto another (especially once a table has been broken down for the night). However, if a card gets damaged I use a completely different manufacturers deck to replace the damaged deck.When you choose to play with 2 decks. Is it necessary that they are the same? For example a blue and red deck. Or do you guys don’t bother and use two different designs and brand?
I once texted a guy that it was his turn, he was telling a story, and by the time he got the text he still hadn't made the action. It was 10 minutes, no joke.Speed isn't our primary concern, fun is. Lots of chips lots of drinking, and lots of fun, but we will fold your hand if you are not at the table, and will pleasantly nudge a storyteller to hurry up and deal. Stalling won't be tolerated, but I think we have had just one clock called in 11 years.
How do you put on a pullover shirt? Head first then arms, or arms then head? Or alternating?OMG anyone who does sock shoe sock shoe probably thinks hot dogs are sandwiches and fewer chips on the table is better.
We need to work as a society to do things the right way to maintain order and dignity. Shuffle is behind, person who just dealt cuts and passes, gathers the deal and shuffles.
Hot dogs are hot dogs. Not sammiches.
Sock sock shoe shoe. Archie Bunker is correct on all points.
More chips= more fun. Always.
Just had a random thought to share:
Another reason I like being the dedicated dealer is I keep a stack of the STFU chips, and I really enjoy chucking them at people when the actions on them
Do these have any "game impact" aside from reminding players the action is on them?
Use MSK plaques for this. The first one knocks over some chip stacks. The second time aim for their foreheadWell, I usually try to knock over at least one of their stacks when I fling it, other than that no. No game impact..................yet
I'm really glad you said that. I'd been pondering whether to do two decks shuffle behind etc when my small dealer's choice game starts upOne deck. There is no clock in a cash game. Relax.
You put two decks into a 6 max dealer's choice game, you are spending 1/3 of your time either shuffling or dealing. IMHO it's about having fun, not racing though how many hands you can get per hour. It's not a casino.