Do u deal cards clockwise or counter clockwise?

Cards are dealt in a clockwise direction with the dealer receiving the last card dealt. A good dealer will shuffle thoroughly—4times, and offer another player the opportunity to cut the deck to insure an honest shuffle. Another key to being a good dealer is holding the deck so as not to reveal the bottom card. There are exceptions where cards are dealt counterclockwise, such as Pai Gow, but these are rare cases.
Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 06:53AM EST