This is a discussion on Question about casinos within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; This question just came into my head so I thought I would ask. How often at the poker tables do they get a new deck
I have personally seen the deck switched up about every 3rd to 4th dealer switch and if somebody ends up marking a card in anyway ie. bent corner or something by mistake. I have also seen the deck switched every several hours before. So I think that each casino has thier own routines.
If the cards are defaced in any way or the players don't request a new deck, they usually change decks every X amount of hours. I'm not sure how many. As far as blackjack and other games where the dealer plays, they change decks when the players are winning a little too often.
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Right T1 and Jee.........It's called a set-up when the floorman is asked by the dealer to bring one over to his table. Players can request it or if a card is marked bent or has factory blemishes on the cards. Last time I was in Vegas I brought it to the dealers attention since there was a factory blemish on one of the cards in this case the deck was new so the floorman replaced the blemished card. The other time he brought a whole set-up 2 new decks. Since I dealt poker for a number of years I spot imperfections very easy. So keep your eyes open remember you may not be the only player at your table who sees the marked cards.....Rock
well i know that at foxwoods every dealer brings his own deck everytime he/she comes to the table but they dont always change them and at blackjack i dont think ive ever seen them change the deck while i was there