I was in a hand that was deemed “dead”. Somehow the computer deck had 5 4’s in it. When the hand was halted only one 4 showed on the table. It turned out that nobody had a four in hand. How did the computer find the flaw in the program that allowed 5 fours? I know we will never know.
No huge likelihood that it would change the outcome of a four person game – but it could have.
It looked like the software found it’s own mistake though. Very odd. And everyone in the hand got a $10 credit for the “inconvenience”.
I never thought of misdeals in computer poker before – any one else ever seen one? (and no – this wasn’t a “real money” game).