I thought I would share these very interesting stuff coming from Hasbro. Obviously these aren't professional card game supplies, more like family home game toys. I definitely think these devices would ruin and mark the cards. But I like the thought behind them.
First up is the Hasbro Dealing Shoe ($6.50):
Hasbro Dealing Shoe and Playing Cards - HASBRO GAMES - Games - Games at Entertainment Earth
*NEW* Hasbro "Dealing Shoe & Playing Cards" WSOP - eBay (item 110504763042 end time May-08-10 09:02:44 PDT)
This looks promising, but it looks like you have to bend the hell out of the cards to get them out of the device. It's a card holder which I like but it going to be single deck blackjack, good for the player but not for the house.
Next is the Shuffle Shaker ($6.50):
Hasbro Shuffle Shaker and Playing Cards - HASBRO GAMES - Games - Games at Entertainment Earth
*NEW* Hasbro "Shuffle Shaker & Playing Cards" WSOP - eBay (item 200448268756 end time May-08-10 08:57:01 PDT)
Monopoly deal similar device:
HASBRO - MONOPOLY DEAL Shuffle Shaker
Initially I thought, these would damage the cards to bloody hell. Cards wouldn't be shuffled evenly, giant patches of sticky cards would stay constant and never shuffled around.
It's such a clever idea to shuffle cards. I get it though, the idea is to get kids to shuffle easy. It's handy for them and that's why I can't degrade this device too much.