The Shuffle Tech Story:
Shuffle Tech was founded in the summer of 2005 by Chicago area poker players building tables and responding to a simple request: “Can you build in an automatic card shuffler like the casino?”
That seemingly simple request started a 3-year chain of events leading to the formation of Shuffle Tech International, the hot new company that manufactures the world’s first fully-automatic card shuffler designed for home use. At the time, automatic shufflers used in casinos cost $16,000 to $20,000 and weren't available to anybody without a gaming license. Shuffle Tech's founders began by shuffling a deck by hand and creating the mechanisms required to emulate hand shuffling. By December 2005, Shuffle Tech had a semi-functional model, retained a patent attorney to confirm that no such machine already existed, and then began engineering and design development.
In contrast to the mechanically elaborate “black boxes” used in casinos, the Shuffle Tech machine is simple and transparent and does not require weekly maintenance. Shuffle Tech uses a simplified mechanism to emulate hand shuffling.
Shuffle Tech CEO Rick Schultz: “Everybody understands hand shuffling. If done correctly, hand shuffling is among the most time-tested, reliable methods of randomizing a deck. Our machine does the exact same thing, and it’s completely visible due to our unique design which includes a transparent top door. There’s no way to manipulate or beat the system.”
And whereas the casino shufflers cost $16,000 to $20,000, the Shuffle Tech machine is affordable and available for home use. It sells for just $600, and a flush mounting kit is available for only $120.
Shuffle Tech machines and flush mounting kits are currently available directly from Shuffle Tech (see shopping cart) and from resellers and professional installers throughout the world.
Shuffle Tech International, LLC
1440 N. Kingsbury, Suite 218
Chicago, IL 60642