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New cards at a blackjack table

16 June 2012

By John Marchel

Players are at a disadvantage when new playing cards are brought into a blackjack game. This is because new cards come in a predetermined order directly from the card manufacturer. The decks are usually arranged ace through king, king through ace and so on.

When the cards are first introduced, even after being shuffled, they will have a tendency to clump up with 10s in one part of the deck and low cards in another part. As the deck is shuffled after each round, the cards will then spread out into a normal random fashion.

A study was done some years ago that found that a single deck had to be shuffled at least seven times before it became fully random. It's suggested you wait at least 10 minutes in a single-deck game and about 30 minutes against the shoe before playing with new cards at blackjack.

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John Marchel
John Marchel is an author, speaker, teacher and player -- what John plays are casino games. He’s been a casino player for over 25 years and has played successfully in Europe, Panama, the Caribbean, Canada, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, on Indian reservations, cruise ships and in over 350 casinos throughout the US. He is also the author of six books about gambling, and has written numerous magazine articles and is currently a columnist for three gambling magazines and one internet magazine. Since 1988 John has combined his experience as a manager, teacher and player to present seminars and lectures about gambling. In addition, John has had an Internet website since 1995 that offers books, special reports and tips about gambling. He also publishes a monthly Internet gambling newsletter. The newsletter keeps subscribers alert to trends, information and winning techniques that allows them to be more successful when visiting casinos.

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