word type: verb

  1. When the dealer deals out a hand again due to a mistake.


When a dealer has a misdeal what they typically do is take back all the cards as if the hand never happened. At that point, the dealer redeals and and the hand starts over.


Example #1: Let's say you're playing a tournament and the dealer accidentally deals too many cards to a player at your table. In some cases, if the dealer catches their mistake and knows which card belongs where, they can remedy it. However, usually the dealer will simply pull in the cards, shuffle, and redeal.

Example #2: Let's say after the shuffle, the second card the dealer hands out flips face-up. By rule, this is considered a misdeal and the dealer must redeal.