The following statement is what is being put out there on some other forums. Personally, it is so far from the real truth, reality and actual play, it really is sad and just plain confusing to lots of new comers and inexperienced people to the game.
"Regarding the shuffle machine. The reason given by the casinos when they introduced shuffle machines was to decrease the time it takes to shuffle cards. That is still their motto. In reality, it's about their profits and nothing else. The less time the casino wastes on shuffling, the more they keep you playing a negative expectation game, the more money they make. They took the auto shuffling a step further. The shuffle master doesn't shuffle at all. It arranges the cards in an "anti-trending" order. Most people are looking to bet on trends ("the trend is your friend" right? WRONG- That's BULLS***). The casino knows this, so when they order the cards from the card manufacturer, they request "anti-trending sequences". For the touch games the cards are discarded after use. But for the no touch games, the cards are reused. This is where the shuffle master comes in. After first use the dealer puts the cards in the shuffle master and they get "PREARRANGED" (not shuffled) for the next shoe."
There is no such thing! No proof, no letters of fact from governmental or even private officials, nothing. Pure speculation with zero proof and absurdity mixed in.
The next statement is another attention getter and theorist either believing hogwash or just plain setting forth something to stir things up.
"It seems like Baccarat card shufflers and shoe system are designed to target certain ethnic group especially Asians because casinos know Asians love Baccarat. I played and observed the game. I truly believe Baccarat is fixed 100%."
The next statement is from an X-member here on BetSelection now on another board acting as a long time advantaged player with decades of experience. Without reading many of his posts, he is attempting to set people straight and although he is correct without detailed explanation he attempts to at least get people to think.
"Anyone can acquire 8 decks and test. With a thorough shuffle process, you'll start dealing the same exact type outcomes you'll see anywhere. Then you will start to see it's a fair process."
I have in the past inquired of various state gaming boards, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission as well as the Nevada Gaming Board, etc. Both of them have discussed as well as put in writing their strict rules and compliance regarding shuffling and pre-shuffled decks of cards. They are strict and have a whole series of checklists and compliance rules and regulations with severe penalties regarding this area for any violation and non-compliance.
There is no way a casino would attempt to set up a deck of card, whether pre shuffled or from a automatic shuffler. First of all, there is no real agenda of what all players are will wager on, whether that is trends or anti trends, with or against, a single small section or a continuous flow, etc., etc., etc.
Talk is cheap, real cheap! IMO, everyone saying and putting this stuff out there is doing it either to spike some conversation with 'Saturday Night Live' TV type of humor or just desiring to stir up some reactions and get people to believe pure garbage the same as making and posting some fake news on YouTube that spinsters do for some strange reasons.
If you are at all serious about gambling and casino games, all you have to do is buy 8 decks of cards and shuffle them up. Deal yourself until you realize what a shoe can and cannot do. First of all, no matter what you set up, once you cut that deck, remove one card and burn a few more cards, the entire shoe cannot produce what was set up. There is no way.
Buy some different colored decks as well. Set those up anyway you desire, mix those in with the rest of the decks in a preset order. You will see, that order cannot be held to its preset schedule because there will always be a undefined order of cards being deployed before that section comes up for presentment. Just adding or removing a card, one to a few, just prior to the deployment of that preset section, will change the entire section. And with an unknown cut and move of that preset section, with an unknown amount of cards being removed with a burn card, everything is affected after that point.
With several hours of doing this, you will realize what I just laid out. And it sure won't cost you much, you can do it for around $8.00 or so buying some cards at the dollar store or somewhere inexpensive.
Do it. Seriously it is time for reality and learning, rather than spreading false rumors and misleading statements. Are we here to raise and ruffle feathers? Or are we hear to learn and spread factual knowledge and experience with other members?