Of course, the game of poker is very entertaining and interesting. However, the whole charm of this game is the speed and maneuverability of the gameplay. Responsibility for the good organization of the game lies largely with the institution, and especially with the dealer. But a lot depends on the players themselves, on how close and understandable the ethics of poker are to them.
Sometimes even poker in online casino does not require the mechanical participation of the player, but a certain style of behavior in virtual mode. What can we say about poker clubs and casinos. Therefore, it is very important to understand what other players can expect from the player, and what they can not expect in any way. There are a number of specific ethical rules for playing poker, following which you can insure yourself against being removed from the table, losing partners or the reputation of a gangster and a snapper.
Rule number 1. The main thing is priority!
The standard poker game involves a strict sequence, all actions in it occur clockwise. A player’s actions out of turn will not only bring a moment of disorganization into the gameplay, but also incorrectly increase the winning moments of one player at the expense of others. For example, cards thrown ahead of time will allow the partner sitting in front of you to bluff, which will not be fair to players sitting after you who have already decided not to bet. You will present a similar advantage (positional) to one player to the detriment of another in the case of a demonstrative pass.
Rule number 2. No need to waste time!
When playing poker and striving to win the pot, you often have to pass and patiently watch the game of partners. Your natural desire will be to finish this distribution as soon as possible and proceed to the next. However, during your game, opponents will think the same. Naturally, taking a break, making an important decision, is not only possible, but also necessary. In this case, it will be appropriate to say “Wait a minute, please!”, But at the same time act as quickly as possible.
Rule number 3. Do not throw chips in the pot!
Have you noticed how online poker moves chips? But did you know that in English there is a phrase splashing the pot (translated into Russian as “spank”)? In the poker environment, this is an abusive expression. Throwing chips into a bunch of others, you thereby prevent the players and the dealer from determining the correct amount of the bet. Often the croupier interrupts the game in order to count all the chips, since it is he who is responsible for the bank. That’s right: put your own bet in front of you on the table. After checking your bet, the dealer will move the chips to the bank on his own.
Rule number 4. Parts bid is strictly prohibited!
A typical example of how you can’t do this: a player bets $ 100 to the bank, the next player bets a hundred, saying, “I bet $ 100!”, And immediately declares, “And from above $ 200!”. This is a violation of ethics and poker rules. Either bet the whole amount, or notify partners and the dealer with a “raise” (increase).
Rule number 5. Hold cards over the table!
Most honest poker players know that moving cards out of the table’s surface is strictly punishable, up to the “black card” (removal from the institution). It is advisable for beginners to quickly get used to holding cards above the table. Otherwise, they will be loudly and insistently asked about it.
Rule number 6. Do not try to see other people’s cards!
If you do not play poker online and see a player next to you who unwittingly shows his cards to his rivals, then poker ethics does not force you to defiantly turn away and pretend that you do not notice anything. At the same time, tilting your head or craning your neck to better consider other people’s cards is already unethical. If you see a violation of ethics on the part of another player, then it is quite appropriate to notify the whole table about this.