Shuffle Master is a brand owned by one of the largest providers of casino games in the world, Scientific Games or SG. As the name suggests, the brand’s original focus was to provide an easy and efficient way to shuffle cards in casinos. It all started here and the studio successfully sold its machines for blackjack, baccarat, casino hold’em and many other card games.
Initially, the business was limited to a few countries, but it became a worldwide success. Some other Shuffle Master products were later introduced. The company started selling electronic tables for various casino games that are still very popular today. It also developed a system of side bets that make gaming more exciting. Shuffle Master also introduced progressive jackpots to classic table games, as well as various side bets for baccarat, blackjack, craps, pai gow and other titles.
Shuffle Master now called SHFL Entertainment, are experts in shuffling machines (mixing machines), table games and slot machines. The company was founded in 1982 in Minneapolis by John Breeding. Today they are a company with approximately 750 employees and are headquartered in Paradise, Nevada.
The real idea behind Shuffle Master was to develop mechanical shufflers that ensure that a new deck is used with every sheet. This is to reduce counting to zero. In 1992 it was realized and published on the casino market. It was an instant hit in the land-based casinos.
In the late 90s, they expanded their slot machine business, such as The Honeymooners, Press your Luck, and Let’s Make a Deal. They began to work with larger companies like IGT and Bally, which was a little success for them. In 2006, they tried again and bought an Australian company and released their first roulette variant. Everything was the same as before, however, the bets and winnings were placed and paid out on the touch screen terminals, which made playing roulette faster and easier.
In 2013 Shuffle Master was bought out by Bally Technologies, which is owned by Scientific Games Corporation. Their products include three-card poker, blackjack switch and casino war. Today they have also entered the online casino market and will surely surprise us with many new products.
The games include titles like 88 Fortunes, Dancing Drums and Very Fruity.