Originally Posted by IntenseHeat
This is pretty much the shuffling technique that I utilize, except I do riffle-riffle-box-riffle-riffle-box-riffle-cut. This looks like it might be the same video that I watched, but I'm not 100% sure. If so, then I don't know where I got the extra riffle-riffle-box from.
Like the video says, it's not very fancy looking. I used to do the thing where you riffle the cards in your hands, then bridge them. It looks fancier, but depending on how you hold your hands, tends to expose the deck. Still there is always some young chick that has never been to a casino that thinks I don't know how to shuffle very well when observing my technique, that is until I explain to them that if they ever do make it to a casino that they will notice that all of the dealers shuffle the cards that way, because it how they are taught when they go to school to become dealers.
Nothing wrong with your technique per se, the extra round of riffles just takes longer.
I've never understood what the big hair deal was about the bridge technique. It looks a little bit cool for people who are impressed by that stuff, but it's not really a shuffle, it's just showing off. Which is just wasting time and costing me hands per hour.
Originally Posted by ccocco
must be many shuffling techniques but almost all in poker tournaments, worldwide, who have always been mixed with 2 hands all the cards in the center as shown in the beginning of the video
"Washing" or "scrubbing" the deck is something casino dealers will do when they bring a new deck into play (because a new deck comes with all the cards in order). A certain amount of washing also takes place when the dealer gathers the muck / burn cards / folded hands / deck stub back together to deal the next hand, though you don't go through a full wash cycle because it just burns time.
So yes they do it, but they don't do it every hand.
Of course some casinos have shuffle machines built into the table - in that case, all you'll see is the dealer take the cards out of the machine, cut them and start dealing.