Dealing Shoes

Written by James Lyons
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Why do most casinos use dealing shoes? The answer is simple: it enhances the flow of the game. If you've ever played cards, you understand that human error is a part of the game, especially when it comes to shuffling. How many times have you accidentally dealt too many cards or dropped the deck of cards in the middle of a hand. When this happens, the entire hand is void and people invariably get upset.

Dealing shoes cut down on human error. They enable dealers to effectively work with several decks of cards, without it being clumsy or awkward. Automatic card shufflers are an excellent complimentary poker accessory. Both of these items are surprisingly inexpensive and can readily be found in reputable online gaming stores. I personally feel that a dealing shoe is a more critical item of poker supplies than an automatic card shuffler.

Dealing Shoes Are Simple

Dealing shoes are remarkably simple to use. They keep the cards separated and keep the dealers honest. Handling a deck of cards can be awkward. If you aren't adept at dealing cards, you might find yourself fumbling with them. While this is fine during benign poker games with your family, it can get irritating during a more serious, higher-stakes game.

In addition, most poker games consist of at least five people. It's enjoyable to play with two or three, but the real games involve more than that. If you plan on playing blackjack with more than two people, you'll need more than two decks of cards. To effectively distribute these cards, you will need dealing shoes. Trying to do this with your hands will result in an embarrassing disaster. Maybe that's a little dramatic, but the shoe is consistently more reliable than human hands.


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