word type: poker slang
- The first card visible in a poker hand.
In Stud games like Razz, the door card is the upcard dealt to each player on third street and thus has strategic relevance.
In flop games like Omaha and Hold 'Em, the door card is simply the first card revealed as the dealer lays out three cards and spreads the flop. It has no bearing on the actual texture of the hand.