How to shuffle and deal playing cards
How to Wash a Deck of Cards
This playing card shuffling video demonstrates how to wash a deck of playing cards. Washing cards is also known as The Scramble or scrambling the deck. This form of shuffling playing cards is considered to be rather "amateurish" by many players who are surprised to see it being used in a real casino. Scrambling cards is a legitimate form of shuffling and does an excellent job of randomizing a deck of playing cards. Washing the deck is used extensively when a new deck is brought to the table but dealers will also occasionally wash a deck of card between hands.
How to wash a deck of playing cards
How to collect the cards off the table
You will often have to collect cards that are piled on the table. The above video is a good example of how you should use a circular motion to group the cards and a back-and-forth motion to square up the deck. It is usually acceptable to take one card off the top of a pile of cards and slide it under the cards to assist you in lifting all the cards off the table.
Count the cards
You should occasionally count the number of cards in each deck to ensure that 52 playing cards are present.