Originally Posted by winr_winr_chicken_dinner!
Yeah, I guess it would be "impossible" to have a machine malfunction and/or a card stick in the mechanism and go unnoticed for a whole shift or two, right? Oh wait, that just happened recently - casino ended up paying a fine or two because of it...
I like it hand shuffled please, spread 'em out, let me see 'em, wash 'em, then shuffle and deal them!
Of course it's not impossible. More like very unlikely. You said yourself the casino ended up paying fines, that tells me the casino is going make sure it happens as little as possible. If you're not playing with a CSM just because of that reasoning, you might as well not play a normal shuffled shoe game either. The Ace of Hearts can easily be overlooked and left in the box when opening a table, or a manufacturing error can leave a card out of the box and not be noticed by a dealer and floor person who have been going through tons of other boxes of cards. Basically it seems to me that what you just said is no reason to refuse playing a CSM over a hand shuffled shoe, but more like rationalizing a personal preference.