ACBL Unit 503

Dealing Machine

Our dealing machine is provided free of charge by our Unit to club owners/directors. The following instructions specify how to generate a random deal, generate hand records and use the dealing machine to deal the hands.

The recommended procedure is a four step process with the generation and printing of the hand record separated into two steps to minimize the amount of time it takes for the whole process.

Generate Random Hands --> Generate a Hand Record --> Deal the cards --> Print Hand Records

Please be careful when generating and using a random deal file and generating the hand record. If you are not careful you can use a previously used file and/or print a hand record for the wrong deal. The instructions suggest specific naming rules for the files you create to prevent these kinds of mistakes.