What is shuffling?

  • (noun): The act of mixing cards haphazardly.
    Synonyms: shuffle, make
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Shuffling is a procedure used to randomize a deck of playing cards to provide an element of chance in card games. Shuffling is often followed by a cut, to help ensure that the shuffler has not manipulated the outcome.

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Tarot (game) - Rules - Scoring - Soft Shuffling
... not commonly shuffled other than the "soft shuffling" that occurs as a natural result of playing the cards ... By not shuffling, groups of desirable cards are kept together such that one person generally has a favorable enough hand to open the bidding ... With shuffling between deals it is unlikely for any one player to be dealt a hand he is willing to bid on this leads to multiple redeals before a hand is actually played ...
The Incredible Shrinking Fireman - Game Objective
... While beating back the flames of a blazing fire in a vast shrinking plant, Shuffling Sid fell into the jaws of a powerful shrinking machine and, not surprisingly, was shrunk ... To unshrink shrunken Shuffling Sid, stretch him! To do this you will have to find the five parts of the Stretching Rack and put them together ... After which Shuffling Sid will return to his original size ...
Card Sport - Typical Structure of Card Games - Shuffling
... Shuffling is the process of bringing the cards of a pack into a random order ... Riffle shuffling is a method in which the deck is divided into two roughly equal-sized halves that are bent and then released, so that the cards interlace ... This is also the most common method for shuffling tiles such as dominoes ...
Three Card Brag - Shuffling
... hand are just placed on the bottom of the deck, and the next hand is dealt without shuffling ...
Shuffling Algorithms - In Online Gaming
... commercial importance in online gambling, where the randomness of the shuffling of packs of simulated cards for online card games is crucial ... many online gambling sites provide descriptions of their shuffling algorithms and the sources of randomness used to drive these algorithms, with some gambling sites also providing auditors' reports of ...

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