Poker Room Etiquette
In every game there is a set of rules but rules are not enough. The players are also expected to practice game etiquette. And in the poker universe, it is very important to follow these basic rules and behavior.
Here are the poker room etiquette you should keep in mind.
Don't be foul-mouthed. Watch your language. While online poker is a game for adults, no one likes a foul-mouthed jerk.
Don't be rude. Not everyone may be as good a poker player like you, so avoid trash talk or dissing losing players. Don't rub it in their faces if you beat them, you might get a doze of your own medicine the next time.
Keep a cool head all the time. Do not create a disturbance by arguing non-sensibly.
Don't stall the game. It's not a good strategy to slow down the game by being inattentive or inconsiderate. It reflects badly on your professionalism.
Wait your turn to act or place a bet.
Do not gossip about other players. It is unethical to talk about another player's poor poker ability. In the way, avoid using profanity in reference to another player. If you have the urge to chat with a fellow player, keep it brief and light.
Respect the dealers. Dealing cards is not as easy as you think, it can be stressful. they work hard and long hours usually for a minimum wage. So don't be rude to them or show displeasure by scowling at them when they seem a little lousy. They may simply be having a bad day.
Speak up when you notice an indiscretion at the table. People make mistakes all the time, someone may have placed an incorrect bet, perhaps. When things like that happen it is only fair that you call everyone's attention.
Show your hand immediately if you think you're going to win the pot. Don't wait for the dealer to ask you. And when you do win, be modest
Always place the chips close enough for the dealer to rake them in. Don't be a slob and stack your chips and interfere with the dealings.
Keep your playing area clean. Do not clutter with unnecessary objects. Cash, chips, and a card cover token are all you need.
Sure they tell you to keep a poker face. But it won't hurt to give out a friendly smile every once in a while. It helps keep the game exciting and fun.