In land-based gambling, a shoe is a device used by dealers to store and deal cards. Shoes can hold several decks at a time and are a convenient way of helping dealers keep the playing area organized for games of poker and blackjack. They also help the house show the players that the dealer is playing fairly as the cards cannot be drawn out of order.
Card shoes can also be bought online for use in casual, home-based gambling scenarios.
- a device used by dealers to store and deal cards