Originally Posted by CAMurray
They have proven mathematically to the media, years back, the system is just as random as the static deck but allows them added security against cheats.
In my opinion, it changes the game somehow.
I'd say the only way it changes the game is it takes away your ability to mentally "rabbit hunt" when you fold early, which for live play is
sorta part of the game. This does bug me sometimes, because it's my nature (and probably human nature) to play "what if?" even though it goes against sound poker theory about being results oriented. But whether a card was randomly shuffled to the top of the deck 10ms ago or 3 minutes ago, it's still a random unknown card and thus doesn't really change the outcome of the game at all. Random is random, and unknown is unknown, so you never knew what the next card would be anyway.
I get a kick out of the players who don't know about the constant shuffle and go on and on in chat about how they "would've won" or "folded the nuts" or whatever. Sometimes I let them in on the truth, depends on my chatty mood. Some are quite surprised to hear it.
Stars is the only room (that I know of) to run a set deck shuffle, most everyone else (Merge I know, not positive about Ultimatebet/Absolute Poker) runs a constant shuffle like FT.