Speed Up Your Game By Doubling Your Decks

Sometimes you may feel your home game dragging along. This may be due to slow shuffling and dealing as amateur card players are generally not very quick dealers.

If you want to speed up your play without dealing with (pardon the pun) a card shuffler, you can add a second deck to your game. Use the player to the left of the dealer to shuffle the cards of the previous hand. When the hand is over, the person shuffling should be done (unless it was a very short hand) and should be ready to deal right away. Continue to pass the used cards to the left of the dealer and you should consistently have a deck ready to deal each time a hand is completed.

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  1. Dogbiter Said:

    Using 2 decks is a great way to speed up your game. It has been longstanding practice at the home games I've played in, but done a little bit differently. To maintain the games integrety never have the same person shuffle and deal. Have the next deck shuffled by the player the left of the next dealer, then before its dealt, have the deck cut by the person to the right of the dealer. Also, something obvious: make sure the 2 decks have different colored backs.

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