This happened last night at a home game. There were 4 players in the hand. Burn card, flop as normal. Betting action which included one player folding. During the action the dealer apparently had burned a card and waited for action to complete. Then, once it was complete, the dealer accidentally burned another card and placed the following card for the turn. The 3 remaining players checked and the dealer placed another card on burn pile but had not exposed the river when I pointed out there were too many burn cards (which was separated from the muck so it was clear but unnoticed to that point, I was not in the hand). Huge debate followed and it was ultimately decided by the 3 players remaining that they wanted the card that was supposed to be the turn to replace the card that was originally shown as the turn. They agreed that the incorrectly exposed turn was to be placed back in the deck and shuffled prior to the placing of the river card. It was also agreed that there would be no more action. I disagreed with that solution but it wasn't my game and I wasn't in the hand. I have played many, many games in various casinos but have not witnessed an issue where too many burns were discovered that late. I did argue that the original turn should remain since action ensued, even though there were no bets made. I would like to know a definitive answer in this case and if anyone has experienced a similar mistake in a casino and how it was resolved? Thanks!


Since it's a home game, the rules are those agreed by the players. Anyway it's not probably a good idea to return the burned cards to the deck, and just proceed to deal the next card.

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