Do You Deal Poker to the Left or to the Right?


In most games of poker, cards are dealt clockwise, or to the dealer’s left. In Texas Hold ‘Em, a variation of poker, the dealer deals to the left but skips two players, the small blind and the big blind, and deals first to the third person on the left.

Poker is a category of card games involving individuals betting on the ranks and combinations of their own cards to win. Poker games started gaining popularity in the early twentieth century. From its beginnings as recreational games between small groups, poker became a huge industry for gamblers and spectators alike with millions of dollars at stake in some big tournaments.