Department of Mathematical Sciences
|DATE:||Thursday, September 29, 2016|
|SPEAKER:||Yinsong Chen, Binghamton University|
|TITLE:||Analysis of Casino Shelf Shuffling Machines|
Many casinos routinely use mechanical card shuffling machines. We were asked to evaluate a new product, a shelf shuffler. This leads to new probability, new combinatorics and to some practical advice which was adopted by the manufacturer. The interplay between theory, computing, and real-world application is developed.