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Analysis of Casino Shelf Shuffling Machines

Article by Diaconis, Persi and Fulman, Jason and Holmes, Susan
  • Published in 2011
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Many casinos routinely use mechanical card shuffling machines. We were asked to evaluate a new product, a shelf shuffler. This leads to new probability, new combinatorics, and to some practical advice which was adopted by the manufacturer. The interplay between theory, computing, and real-world application is developed.

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arxivId
1107.2961
journal
Analysis
keywords
Combinatorics,Probability
pages
23

BibTeX entry

@article{Diaconis2011,
	abstract = {Many casinos routinely use mechanical card shuffling machines. We were asked to evaluate a new product, a shelf shuffler. This leads to new probability, new combinatorics, and to some practical advice which was adopted by the manufacturer. The interplay between theory, computing, and real-world application is developed.},
	archivePrefix = {arXiv},
	arxivId = {1107.2961},
	author = {Diaconis, Persi and Fulman, Jason and Holmes, Susan},
	eprint = {1107.2961},
	journal = {Analysis},
	keywords = {Combinatorics,Probability},
	month = {jul},
	pages = 23,
	title = {Analysis of Casino Shelf Shuffling Machines},
	url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.2961 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.2961v2},
	year = 2011,
	primaryClass = {math.CO},
	urldate = {2012-01-11},
	collections = {Basically physics,Probability and statistics}
}