Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:04 pm Post subject: Casino Card Dealer screws up - What should have happened next?
Playing texas hold 'em at Gala Casino last night when something happened that I've never seen before:
Rebuy tournament, 80 players over half of the field are out.
Action: It's folded to me in mid position. I fold. Player to the left of me with appx 10x BB raises, player to his left with big stack goes allin, all fold back to original raiser, he goes allin too and shows QJ. The player to his left shows Ace 10.
The dealer then decides to shuffle the cards in the middle but doesn't touch the two allin players cards.....oooppppssss.....she was miles away!
She says she hasn't shuffled the cards at the top of the pack.
Player with QJ says it's a mis deal.
Tournament director is called
Tournament director said.....it's a mis deal, players take their chips back and redeal (small blind and big blind who folded have big smiles on their faces)
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:53 am Post subject: Re: Casino Card Dealer screws up - What should have happened next?
I do not agree that this is a misdeal at all. You should always try and get as close to what the natural result would have been.
This is a tournament, not a cash game, and it is in all players interests when a player is eliminated. There is a chance of that here. Just imagine if it was the bubble.
Two players have valid hands. The dealer must reshuffle and deal a flop, turn and river as far as I am concerned. If it is possible to leave out the discards then that would be done.
Rulings should always try to avoid an angle shoot or cheating. As OP says imagine one player has AA and one AK. If the dealer is a friend of the AK player then he can simple 'start shuffling' and the hand is void....? Just imagine...
edit: In fact it may not even be necessary to reshuffle if the top of the deck is intact. Deal as much as possible with the undisturbed stub and then shuffle if necessary. _________________ Play online with The Mob at Genting Poker
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