Just wanted to get some responses to this, I am a professional poker player & player very high stakes cash games. I have always thought the cards in a shufflemaster machine rolled off differently than a hand shuffle, I have recently found this patent specific to the deckmate shuffler used to shuffle cards in pokerrooms. It seems that the cards are not actually shuffled at all, but rather sorted in a desired order based on a computer program. The patent mentions capability of card recognition suit & rank which is sent to the microprocessor to shuffle the cards in order the casino wants. I also found a company called ameranth wireless which makes the software interface for the deckmate, it seems it called a pokermanagement program. Is this being used to deal either nonaction hands to keep players from going broker or being used to deal certain players better hands if the casino wants. You can open an account at freepatentsonline & download the full copy in PDF form full with illistrations & diagrams.