Definitions for "Burn a Card"
Keywords:  deck, dealer, flop, deal, unseen
This term refers to the disposal of cards to protect the identity of the card beneath it. In poker all players are seeking any advantage they can get. It is an informational game. The dealer act of “Burning” or throwing away a card prior to dealing the flop, turn and river cards is a security measure to ensure fair play for all.
The removal of the top card in a deck (or stock) before starting to deal.
Before dealing cards in a round (Pocket Cards, the Flop, etc.) the Dealer "burns a card", meaning he discards the top card of the deck and uses the next card for the deal. Back To