Articles on Dealing and Software
In Shuffling Cards, 7 is Winning Number
A New York Times article about the seven-shuffle result. Essentially,this
result says that seven shuffles yield good randomness, while fewer
shuffles do not, and more shuffles do not significantly increase randomness.
If you have some mathematical knowledge, you can read a proof of the result.
ACBL Article on Computer Deals
An ACBL response to frequent fears that computer deals are not 'true' or
are somehow rigged, it gives a reasonable layman's description of why
the perception is there, and why that perception is inaccurate.
in the Deck
- Another article on computer dealt hands, from Science News.
Deja Vu at the 1995 CNTC Final
- Fred Gitelman reports a case where computer dealing clearly was flawed.
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