impactful, below-the-line, etc.

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 15 17:35:20 UTC 2014

Because the dealer also plays, putting the deck down to examine his cards.

Knowing who is dealer is important because the dealer pays the entire ante.


On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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> RE: buck or buck knife or buck knife handle as poker dealer indicator.
> Seems to me, whoever is holding the deck tells you who the dealer is. Why
> would you need any further indication? (I.e., is the "buck" in poker a mere
> folk-etymology, or is it actually attested in use?)
> {The buck stops here} sign = there is no further bucking (i.e. evasion) of
> responsibility at this desk.
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