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In poker, a foul is a hand that cannot be played for a certain reason. If a gambler has a fouled hand, they are ineligible to compete for any portion of the pot.

In What Situations Can a Hand Be Ruled Unplayable?

A player’s hand can be declared fouled by the dealer as a result of several different irregularities. In most cases, this happens when players attempt to cheat by adding extra cards to their hand. For example, a player might attempt to sneak a card from the floor or the discard tray and add it to their hand when no one is looking. 

Usage Example

«She had three cards in her hand, so the dealer declared her hand foul».


  • A poker hand that cannot be played for some reason.

Poker hand with red stop sign over it

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