I play a lot of different card games, some with up to 10 decks of cards. This card shuffler was a life saver! My card partners and I were getting tons of sore hands, and blistered fingers because we usually play for 4-6 hours. This has made are game much quicker, and so much more fun! I loved it so much that I bought 2 as a gift for my Step Mom who also is an avid card player.
I gave the quality rating a 4 because it is plastic, and the clear card tray did chip a corner off when dropped accidently, but that did not stop it from operating properly. It still gets used to this day, and it was purchased over 2 yrs ago. So just try not to drop it....lol!
Please do not hesitate to purchase this item.
I bought this because my family places a ton of card games and shuffling is whats always slowing us down, well this card shuffler works great. Shuffles them just fine, seems durable. Would recommend buying.
Maybe I didn't read the product description but I expected to be able to put cards in the device while playing a hand with another deck and have them shuffled in time for the next hand. Problem is that the device requires you to put the cards in and hold a button to shuffle them one time. If you're like everyone else who shuffles, you'll go through this routine 3 times. It's kind of annoying and it's also LOUD. The noise detracts from the game and the conversation at the table. Lastly, mine was broke. One of the sides did not work. Because I didn't want to hassle the return on a $10 device I had to open it up and superglue parts of the gear casing back together to get it to work.
I purchased this item for an elderly couple for Christmas. They play card games that require multiple decks and they love the convenience of this machine. Their guests also appreciate the gift as one person has arthritis and the other hand tremors which make it impossible to shuffle the cards. Now, they don't have to ask anyone else to shuffle for them and everyone is very happy to move the game along more quickly.