I have been on 20+ cruises, majority Royal Carribean. Almost every ship I have been on uses 6 decks, not 8. Most also have a single deck table as well. This past April was on Mariner of the Seas and they did not use the Automatic Shufflers, nor did they on the Sovereign in October. I agree with above poster that many ships are getting rid of the auto shufflers. Mariner had one 3 card poker table.