A New Deal

37. There must be a new deal--

a If the cards are not dealt into four packets, one at a time and

in regular rotation, beginning at the dealer's left.

b If, during a deal, or during the play, the pack is proven

incorrect or imperfect.

c If any card is faced in the pack or is exposed during the deal

on, above or below the table.

d If any player has dealt to him a greater number of cards than

thirteen, whether discovered before or during the play.

e If the dealer deal two cards at once and then deal a third

before correcting the error.

f If the dealer omit to have the pack cut and either adversary

calls attention to the fact prior to the completion of the deal and

before either adversary has looked at any of his cards.

g If the last card does not come in its regular order to the


38. Should three players have their right number of cards, the fourth,

less, and not discover such deficiency until he has played, the deal

stands; he, not being dummy, is answerable for any established revoke

he may have made as if the missing card or cards had been in his hand.

Any player may search the other pack for it or them.

39. If, during the play, a pack be proven incorrect, such proof renders

the current deal void but does not affect any prior score. (See Law 37

b.) If during or at the conclusion of the play one player be found to

hold more than the proper number of cards and another have an equal

number less, the deal is void.

40. A player dealing out of turn or with the adversaries' cards may be

corrected before the last card is dealt, otherwise the deal must stand,

and the game proceed as if the deal had been correct, the player to his

left dealing the next hand. A player who has looked at any of his cards

may not correct such deal, nor may his partner.

41. A player can neither cut, shuffle nor deal for his partner without

the permission of his adversaries.

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