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Misdeal

  1. Verb

    To make a mistake when distributing the cards to each player, especially when the mistake is severe enough to justify dealing the cards again.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Rules for which dealing mistakes require beginning the hand again vary from cardroom to cardroom.

    EXAMPLE: "The trainee made a number of misdeals that slowed the game down a little, but other than game speed it didn't really have an impact."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    A hand in which a dealing mistake was made, especially when the mistake was severe enough to require the hand to be dealt again.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Not all misdeals require a redeal. During social games especially, players may agree to correct the mistake in a way that does not involve a redeal, such as each giving back a card if extra cards were dealt or dealing a player cards from the top of the deck if a player was accidentally dealt out.

    EXAMPLE: "One of the advantages of online play is that you don't have to worry about misdeals."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues




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