The muck is the area of the table where players place their dead cards. Muck cards include all discarded or burned cards.
The muck in poker is not just a noun though. You can also muck cards, and most commonly players muck a losing hand. Players muck a losing hand at showdown if they decide not to show their beaten hand.
The muck in poker is a defensive move used to save embarrassment or to hide your personal poker strategy from other players. Mucking is good as a general rule, and those who donít muck are typically viewed as less experienced players.
Poker-on-Net offers an auto-muck function so that you can automatically muck a losing hand. Simply select the auto-muck check box in your poker options and whenever you lose a showdown on Poker-on-Net (which we hope is not often!) your cards will be mucked automatically.