Originally Posted by WCFields
I thought the deck as it was, dead cards and all, should have been shuffled and the turn and the river dealt.
I'm under the impression that once cards are played/bets made, so to speak, there are almost no circumstances that call for/allow a re-deal.
While you're right about there being almost no circumstances that call for a redeal after significant action has taken place (it can happen preflop if someone only gets one card, for example), there are almost no circumstances where dead cards should be put back in the deck either.
This one just makes my mind boggle - WTF did the dealer do that he couldn't tell the live deck from the dead cards, actually shuffle the muck back into the deck?!?
I've got no idea what the appropriate reaction to this one is, the situation's just too bizarre. Resetting and starting the hand from scratch seems the lesser of two evils though. If someone got knocked out by a card that wasn't even supposed to be in the live deck... ouch.