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"S" Terms


  1. Adjective

    That has not been tampered with; fair and honest.

    EXAMPLE: "I only play at cardrooms that have been audited for fairness by a reputable testing agency. That way, I can be sure I'm getting a square deck."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a deck or a game.

    RELATED TERMS: Hold-out Artist, Mechanic, Slick, Stacked Deck

  2. Verb

    To arrange a deck neatly so that no card's edge protrudes from the pile.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The deck is squared both for a sense of neatness and as a means to detect certain forms of tampering. Cards that have been marked by trimming or shaving are more easily detected when the cards are squared than when they are in a messy pile.

    EXAMPLE: "Make sure to square the deck before dealing."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

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