I know most of you hate CSMs like the plague but whenever generous rules make it worthwhile, I don't mind facing these machines.
However I'm still troubled by the apparent absence of binding prescriptions for their use. Most dealers leave about 1 deck in the discards before they refeed. This makes sense since that's about the amount of cards the machine can digest without problems.
Some refeed the machine after every round which seems legitimate but where it gets awesome is when they start refeeding during a round in progress. Lately a dealer even dared refeeding an even-money-Blackjack which in a no-hole-card game gives him more chances to get one himself but when I looked at him startled, he immediately apologized.Of course no card should be allowed to appear twice in the same round.
Another thing that is quite frequent is a situation where so many cards are left in the discard pile that they cannot be recycled all at once.The result is that the bottom cards will stay out of play for quite a while. This is very annoying when these bottom cards are rich in tens and aces.If the dealers knew what they were doing, it would clearly be preferential shuffling.
When such irregularities happen I never know how to react since any intervention might be counterproductive but it would be good to know the exact prescriptions referring to the use of these machine if such do exist.Can somebody help me?