Introduction: How to Easily Shuffle Cards

Have you ever been to a poker party where no one knew how to shuffle cards?? Probably not. But perhaps you've seen a dealer shuffle and wished that you could shuffle the same way. By following these 7 simple steps, you can become a master at shuffling cards and impress all of your friends.

You will need:

  • 1 deck of cards (removed from the box)
  • A flat surface

Step 1: Begin With the Deck Face Down on the Table.

Step 2: Pick Up About Half of the Cards in Each Hand Using the Grip Shown.

Step 3: Move Cards Into Position With Thumbs Close Together and Cards at an Angle.

Step 4: Apply Gentle Pressure to Center of Both Decks Using Index Fingers.

Step 5: Slowly Roll Both Thumbs Back, Releasing Cards at a Steady Rate From Both Decks.

Step 6: Push the Interwoven Cards Together Into One Deck and Square It.

Step 7: Finished! Now Enjoy Playing Your Favorite Game!

Step 8: FAQ's

Q: How far should the cards overlap when I let them go?

A: You want to make sure that the cards overlap enough that you can push the two decks together into one single deck again. As long as the cards overlap at least a little bit, you have achieved the objective. However, if even a few of the cards don't overlap, you will find it much more difficult to square up the cards.

Q: How do I release the cards one at a time for a better shuffle?

A: Practice, practice practice! With some experience, you will get to the point where the cards will roll off your fingers individually and evenly alternate like you see in Step 6. Don't be discouraged if your shuffle isn't smooth the first time, just do it a couple more times and your cards will still be well shuffled!