The Random Deal ability is not affected by the Random Deal effect. In other words, Random Deal cannot recharge itself.
The Random Deal ability cannot return 1 hour abilities.
If the message "<Player name> evades." appears after Random Deal, that person's ability timers were not reset, or that person has no abilities to reset.
Random Deal can attempt to restore the reuse timer on an ability which is already available. This is the case when a player does not "evade" Random Deal, and also does not notice any returned used abilities.
Random Deal is more likely to reset job abilities that have lower ability timers.
If used in conjunction with the merited job trait Loaded Deck, Random Deal will always restore one ability if more than one ability is waiting to be restored.
If only one ability is waiting to be restored there is a moderate rate of success (~50%), which is increased with successive merits (10% each) into Loaded Deck.
If used with Commodore Frac or Commodore Frac +1 equipped, there is a low chance (~10% or less) for Random Deal to restore two job abilities if two or more were used.
If the Random Deal ability successfully resets a charge-based ability (Stratagems or Quick Draw), all charges will be restored.