Originally Posted by LizzyJ
Nick! Nick! Nick!
Are you sure about the constant shuffling thing-a-ma-giggy? So whatever card comes out on FT is complete dependent on when you hit the button. Wait one or two milli-seconds and a completely different card comes out. That's the way the slot machines and Keno machines work. The RNG chip is continually shuffling the possiblities even when not in play. This is like playing the Full Tilt slot machine.
Where as on PS the deck is pre-set so it doesn't matter when you hit the button.
Wow. Never knew that.
Here is an e-mail I received from FT's tech department when I was doing some research mid-year 2008...:
Thank you for contacting Full Tilt Poker
First off, please allow me to congratulate you on your recent
accomplishments in both the Stud games as well as placing in numerous
. I hope you continue your consistent winning record.
Please allow me to say that your inquiry is completely valid and I would
be more than happy to address your inquiry. You are completely correct
in the way our software decides the cards to come. In addition to
requesting cards on demand, our cards are in constant shuffle. That
being said, numbers are not chosen at all until betting is complete. In
combination, it ensures that no one can ever determine the cards to come
until the cards are dealt. That being said, I understand that you may
feel this unconventional method of dealing may take getting used to.
The positive aspect of this is that you will never feel bad folding a
hand and seeing what would have been a monstrous flop. Truth is, if you
didn't fold, odds are you won't have the same flop
Finally, I can assure you that despite this method of dealing, the odds
of cards to come are exactly the same. The following is a post on RGP,
one of the largest newsgroups on the Internet.
Please read Perry Friedman's explanation of our RNG; it is very
revealing about how online shufflers work.
If you require more information regarding this issue, please feel free
to write back to us and we would be more than happy to address your
If there's anything else we can help you with, please feel free to ask.
Best of luck at the tables!
Full Tilt Poker Support
Originally Posted by baghead
could this then favour a fast / slow player even though random or if the key is hit at precisly the same time or is this just stupid talk?
There is no 'favour' one way or the other. Speed or delay in a button click does not give a + or - ev to the next card/s to be dealt, just assures that it/they will be 'different'.