Shuffle Tracking software by Mesa Verde has been on the market since 1991. It has proven itself to be a valuable tool to aid the advanced blackjack player. The basics are simple — you define your favorite casino shuffle and it can deal you a real game using that shuffle. It also will graphically display where every card goes after the shuffle. It’s all visual, no numbers (unless you want them).
Shuffle Tracking Tools has extensive help built into the program
All the tools you need to get you started shuffle tracking:
Define any casino shuffle in the world with easy drag and drop operation
Shuffle Playback will show the shuffle step by step
Shuffle Mapping screen, see where every card goes
Easily create your alphabetic key as described in Shuffle Tracking 101
Shuffle Tracking 101 course. Get off on the right foot.
Plus you get a practice table
Specially designed practice table to aid in learning to track
Highlight and track individual card values from discard to next shoe
Individual deck count of next shoe as cards are picked up
Graph running count of current shoe
Tracker – Tracker will highlight your tracked cards in the discard tray and also project them into the next shoe. After clicking Tracker, the tracker window opens allowing you to check what cards you want to track and which color you want for each card. For example, you may want to track aces and show them in red while tracking 10’s and show them in green. If you selected a card (or cards) to track, when you click Continue, the discard tray will move in from the left and the next shoe tray will move in from the right. If you return to tracker and uncheck the cards, the shoes will retract. They are only in view if you are tracking cards. Tracker will allow you to flag any card to be tracked. Each time one of your tracked cards are picked up, it will be highlighted in the discard tray using the color you have designated for that card. In addition, that card will be mapped to its location in the next shoe on the right side of the screen. You may start or stop Tacker at any idle point during play. To stop tracker, uncheck all cards on the tracker window.
Plugs In/Out – During practice you may wish to preset the cut-off plugs in the discard tray so that when cards are placed in the tray they will logically go around these reserved spaces. This will allow you to see where the discards are actually going to show up in the next shoe, taking into account that these plugs will be placed in these positions later by the dealer as the first step in the shuffle routine.
Point Values – Click on this button to display the point assignment window. There is a data entry window for each card. You may assign any point value you wish to the cards. The running Count displayed in the window to the right uses these numbers to calculate the display.
Count Button – Clicking this button will bring in a segment running count overlay on the right side. This overlay will display the running count of each deck of the next shoe. Each time cards are picked up and discarded, they are projected into the next shoe, these numbers update automatically to reflect the count of the deck the cards are going to.
Dealer Speed – The dealer speed may be adjusted. The speed may be adjusted during any idle point in play by clicking either Fast or Slow or by moving the slide control.
Deck Graph – Click Graph to view the horizontal count graph at any point during the practice. The graph follows the point count of the current shoe. Horizontal hash marks are in quarter and full deck marks. The solid line extending upward will show shuffle point and the line extending downward will show your current position in the shoe. This graph is especially helpful at the wager point. Display the graph to find if you are in an area of high cards. An upward slope indicates a group of positive value cards while a downward slope indicates a group of negative value cards. The sharper the slope, the more concentrated is the group. If you are at the top or on any downward slope, then you are in an area of negative value cards. View the graph at any idle point in play to view your current position in relation to the upcoming card values.