Random 3 am thought
We all know with online poker, there is a random number/card generator that is constantly "shuffling" the virtual deck. Lets say it board is showing a flop and the turn, and now we're waiting for the river card. While one opponent is considering a call or fold, the random number/card generator is constantly going through the remaining virtual deck in random order. No one can know what the last card is going to be. This means that none of the cards shown on the flop, turn, and river is set in stone.
The same isnt said during a live game, though. Once the dealer has dealt out the cards, there is no more shuffling involved. This means whatever comes out on the flop, turn, and river is set in stone. There is nothing that will change it. If the flop comes AAA, then thats because thats the order the cards were placed when shuffling ended. Of course, you dont know whats going to come. If you need one more club to make a flush on the river to win the pot, whatever card has been predetermined after the shuffling ended is going to be the river card. Nothing is going to change it. Even if you are getting the best odds
possible, you're either going to miss or hit because its all been predetermined.
But what if we kept it random during live games? What if the deck was constantly shuffled even after the cards had been dealt? This means what comes out on the flop had not been predetermined. The combinations of cards to come out on the flop is constantly changing until shuffling ends and a flop is shown. The same with the turn and river. The dealer will keep shuffling until action is on them.
How would this fair in live games? Would it make it more exciting for the players? The thought that an extra shuffle might've given you that like 'lucky' break that you might not have had. Is this something you would be interested in trying in a live game?
I know its not going to change any odds of catching a hand. If you have a 20% chance to catch and win, you're still going to have the same 20% no matter how many times the deck has been shuffled.
Anyway, please dont flame me. Its 3:30 and Ive been up for nearly 3 days and Im not thinking straight. LOL. </random>