Cutting the Deck

The best way to counter cheating is to establish a rule that states that the deck must always be cut after a shuffle by a random player. At the very least, this will prevent amateur poker cheats from using basic tactics to cheat at poker. Some regular home games have established the “to the right” rule. This rule states that the person to the right of the dealer cuts the deck after the shuffle. I still suggest using a more random type of deck cutting rule.

By establishing a deck cutting rule usual cheat tactics will be countered. These tactics include most sleight of hand maneuvers such as a stacked or prepared deck, card peeking, bottom card dealing, and second card dealing.