Shuffle Up and Deal

word type: poker slang

  1. The statement that serves as the cue for dealers in a poker tournament to begin dealing.

Let's Get Ready to Shuffle Up and Deal

Usually the phrase "shuffle up and deal" is uttered by the tournament director as a signal to the dealers to initiate the play for a poker tournament.

Sometimes, the duty for uttering the famous line is given to celebrities at big events like the WSOP or for ceremonious reasons. People ranging from Doyle Brunson to Bruce Buffer to James Garner have all been tasked with uttering the phrase.