Poker Coverage:

Shuffle Up and Deal(ers)

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Oct 02, 2013


Poker dealers are a critical part of the game. Having played all summer long at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), I witnessed some of the best dealers in the world. These elite dealers not only deal the cards to the players, but also expedite the action without being intrusive or adding unnecessary information. Sometimes, however, you may encounter a less experienced dealer that could learn some tricks of the trade from the more experienced ones. While I understand that dealers have a difficult job at times, our goal as players is to play as many hands as possible. Thus, when certain dealers slow down the pace of play, especially when it can be prevented, it definitely bothers me during the tournament. Therefore, if you are considering becoming a dealer in the near future, here are some things that I have noticed the best dealers do. Maintain the pace of ...

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