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I plan to use it for shuffling only naked decks (no sleeves), and shuffling chunks of my collection for "booster drafts".
Quote from mondu_the_fatThere have been two threads in the past, with pictures (sorry, can't seem to find them). IIRC, yes, they can shuffle magic cards with no sleeves. IMO, bridge shuffling+no sleeves will very likely shorten the life expectancy of cards.
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In that case, I'd imagine most auto shufflers would do.
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Quote from asw122They do ruin cards. A shuffler is designed to take unsleeved playing cards. Casino's use them, but they also go through at least a deck a day, and while the prevention of card counting is a factor, the fact that shuffling will mark the cards is also important.
If you were to do this with magic cards, where you'd shuffle at least 12 times in a 6 round tourney (assuming all games are 2-0 and no in game shuffles are required).
I also seriously doubt that you'd be allowed to use an autoshuffler. They run on a predictable algorithm, because computers are incapable of true random behaviour. A clever programmer could rig an autoshuffler to shuffle the deck to get a perfect draw almost every game (it wouldn't be easy, but it is certainly doable).
The only auto-machine I'd consider with cards would be an auto sorter for sorting collections.
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