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    How long are decks used in casinos before they are thrown away (or sold) in Las Vegas?

    Depending on how busy the table is, the type of game, and whether they are being shuffled by hand or by machine, decks in Vegas can last up to 12 hours. But during periods of heavy play, that number can be as little as one hour before being switched out.
    Cards are retired so that distinguishing marks (like scuffs or small bends) don’t give an advantage to players that are really paying attention. These ‘clipped’ or ‘punched’ decks can usually then be bought in a casino’s store or online.
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    Cards in casinos typically have large symbols and characters so that security cameras can more easily pick up on any specific cards that seem to be involved in an inordinate amount of the action.

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    As of last year, the US Playing Card Co. sold 20 million decks of cards per year, just to casinos.
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    At the Blackjack tables of the casino I play at in northern New York (near the Canadian border), they change decks after 6 hours of play.
    It's a 6 deck game, of which they burn 2 to 2 1/2 decks.

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    Wow 20 million decks , that's alot of cards

 

 

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How long are decks used in casinos before they are thrown away (or sold) in Las Vegas?
How long are decks used in casinos before they are thrown away (or sold) in Las Vegas?
How long are decks used in casinos before they are thrown away (or sold) in Las Vegas?
How long are decks used in casinos before they are thrown away (or sold) in Las Vegas?