Deal is the act of distribution of cards. It could be in clockwise or anti clockwise direction. One player is chosen to deal the cards. The dealer takes the deck and shuffles them all the while careful that no player can see the face of the cards. There are several techniques of shuffling. Shuffling is necessary to get the cards in a random order after each game. After shuffling, another person cuts the deck. Depending on the clockwise or anti clockwise dealing decided, the person sitting right or left of the dealer cuts the deck. While cutting the player lifts the pack of few cards and places next to the remaining deck on the table. Now the ‘cut’ upper portion becomes the lower portion and the earlier lower portion comes on the top of it. The cards are then dealt. All the cards are dealt face down. Depending on the game, the rules and number of cards dealt will be different. All the while dealer has to make sure that cards are not seen by any players. In case a card is seen by all then cards could be dealt again. After dealing, the remaining cards are kept face-down in the centre of the table which is called a stock or talon. Forehand is the person who received the first card. After the dealing, players can pick their ‘hand’ or cards and rearrange them according to the game. They can fan their cards out which is convenient to hold all the cards. Also this way the indices can help the player to identify each and every card he is holding. When held this way the other players can not see the faces of cards.