A range of new high-tech shuffling machines from Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems “truly address the needs and wishes of the industry”.
The shuffling machines, dubbed the Shark Trap System, will hit the market in 2018, offering a table-game platform that promises to increase productivity, reduce card costs, and attain never-before-realized levels of game protection.
The platform features a network of super shufflers with the capability to detect marked cards, asymmetries, normal wear and tear, and much more, all in real time. The manufacturer claims the technology can detect everything from the tiniest of discrepancies to blatant scams with scientific precision without human intervention or the need to disrupt the games.
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems originally collaborated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s Department of Mechanical Engineering to design and build the early prototypes.
Lou DeGregorio, president of Shark Trap, stated, “UNLV has done an exceptional job getting us to the point where our one- and two-deck shufflers are ready for manufacturing.”
He added: “Based on our research, both here and abroad, card marking scams and strategies that target design asymmetries continue to be a security risk, and it’s a much bigger problem than what has been reported. Cheaters have more access to sophisticated cheating equipment than ever before from online sources all over the world, and today’s advantage players are more dangerous than their predecessors, making these threats difficult to detect until long after the damage is done.”
DeGregorio concluded: “The initial response from casinos and cardrooms has been overwhelming, as operators are begging for an alternative to the current monopoly along with solutions that truly address the needs and wishes of the industry. And now that we’re aligned with the country’s preeminent firms specializing in computer vision, software development, design, and manufacturing, together with our management team and consultants, the vision is about to become a reality!”