Originally Posted by kmixer
If I am trying to make a flush or a straight don't I want there to be 12 possible cards coming rather than 9?
There *are* 12 cards coming regardless of if there is a burn or not.
Why does it matter if the card you need ends up in the burn pile or simply stays in the deck? Either way you don't get dealt it. If there weren't a burn pile, those cards in the burn pile would simply be floating in the deck not dealt.
Burning, regardless of live or online, makes absolutely zero
difference in the probabilities or chances of making or not making a hand.
And fwiw, programming in online software to actually burn a card is totally pointless really. The entire point of burning a card is so to eliminate cheating in a live game (such as marked cards).