Dead Blind

word type: poker slang

  1. A blind post when a player returns to a game with the small blind amount going into the pot and the big blind amount posted in front of the player.


In a cash game at a casino or online, a player will sometimes take a break and sit out. During this time this person might go get some food or go to the bathroom. When the player comes back they will have missed paying the blinds by virtue of sitting out. When they want to be dealt cards again they have to post a dead blind, meaning the small blind they missed (into the pot) and the big blind (kept in front of them as a bet).