When are the cards generated in online games?
I'm wondering if card game sites generally generate the card immediately before being dealt, or whether the entire deck is fixed in place before anyone gets their cards. This question would require some inside knowledge, obviously.
Sometimes I say "Oh, I should have been in that hand!" after I see what happened. But, I then think, "Well if I were in the hand, maybe different cards would have been dealt.". In most card games you can actually get dealt additional cards, which once again makes me wonder about whether I'm taking a card from the dealer pool or simply making a card that was already on the table fixed in place, simply visible to me instead of invisible.