re: Poker & new dealing method
Originally Posted by Crummy
This video is dumb! Say you divide your cards in half..... then you take the time to take the top card of each deck and put it in a new pile, then repeat until your two piles are down to one...... That is all they are doing after each wash!
OMFG I'd missed the video link until now. I dunno whether it's more dumb than it is funny or more funny than it is dumb. Still, having watched it and read the page I humbly offer the following open questions to the site owners:
1 - You're seriously going to have machines shuffling physical decks of cards for every single hand that's dealt on your site?
2 - No really, be serious. A mechanically shuffled deck of cards for every hand?!?
3 - LOL
4 - Since your system is obviously more expensive than that used by every other poker site in existence, how much extra rake do you plan on charging to cover your expenses?
5 - I assume as your site grows you'll need to add more shuffling machines to cope with the demand. Got a pretty big warehouse or something do you?
6 - Your competitors are well established and operating with significantly lower fixed and
variable costs per unit. How long do you give yourselves before you go broke?
7 - Why does "cutting" the deck cause a reshuffle? Surely it should just cause a cut? Or is that process mechanised as well and your machine isn't up to performing a physical cut? Because if it's a full reshuffle and not a physical / virtual cut WTF is the point? Either your punters trust your shuffle or they don't.
8 - Having a player cut the deck is a home game / self-dealt thing anyway. No sane casino in the world would let the players touch the deck stub. Makes you look pretty amateur, amirite? Or does this say more about the kind of punters you're looking to attract?
9 - Having a player cut the deck carries with it the implication that the shuffle couldn't be trusted in the first place. Are you concerned about what this says about your site and the confidence you're inspiring in your shuffle method?
10 - I'm completely lost on this last one - how exactly does your system eliminate bots? Do you think they couldn't be programmed to press a virtual "cut / no cut" button or something? Or do you not understand what bots do?
11 - Seriously, just how dumb do you think people are?
12 - LOL. Srsly.