Table Faro Shuffle



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This is a tabled version of a faro shuffle. Although the handling is supposed to mimic the look of a riffle shuffle the actual technique is quite different.

A faro shuffle is basically a stacking method, i.e. the deck is cut into two equal piles and then the cards are made to alternate perfectly. This can be accomplished through various means but tabled versions will resemble a genuine shuffle most.

The faro shuffle is sometimes also called the perfect shuffle. However, I personally do not like that term because I feel that it is a contradiction in terms. Furthermore, I feel that it is very unlikely that anyone would use this variation of a faro shuffle to stack a deck during an actual live card game. This shuffle was included in this archive simply for completion, not to suggest in any way that it is a commonly used card cheating technique.