The player immediately to the left of the dealer; the player who received the first card dealt.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In games in which the best or worst hand acts first, when there are two or more players with hands of equivalent value, age acts first.
EXAMPLE: "We both had the same hand, but I bet first since I was age."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Eldest Hand
ANTONYMS: Youngest Hand
RELATED TERMS: Late Position, Position