Observing Proper Behavior in a Poker Room
Many people out there would usually play poker with a gracious and polite disposition. However, some people can tend to be the exact opposite and not know how to behave when playing with other players in a poker table. It is always important to keep some good manners and right conduct upon playing with other players, so we will be discussing some necessary etiquette while on the poker table.
Some people, when they get too excited by either winning or losing during a poker game, they would tend to swear more. This is a no-go! It is always good to avoid bad or slanderous words while at the poker table, and maybe even behave in such a way as if one's mother is present. Try also to avoid being nasty or acting mean to other people, regardless of their status in life.
If you happen to be a slow poker player, then don't be! It is not great for your opponents to be waiting for you for long periods of time. That really makes others start to get bored of the game. There are those who would sometimes use slow playing as a means to make other players a bit nervous about the game, but instead, all they do is draw the game out.
If you happen to get frustrated or start to feel a bit devious, moody or nasty upon losing and you have to put your chips into a pot, never splash the pot! By this, we mean the act wherein a player would throw his chips in the pot, therefore, making it difficult for people to know what his wager is. One should always try to stack his chips neatly into the pot as much as possible. This is the proper way of doing it, and honestly, the other players would not have it any other way! Also, it is also better if a player would try to refrain from any wagering actions if it is not yet his turn to bet. By this, we mean that some players would like to try and get other players to be nervous, or would mean to try and rush other players before it is even their turn to place a wager. Actions like the folding of hands of a particular player, can be rather rude or insulting at times, and must be avoided as it gives the impression that one is impatient.
These are only a few of the manners in which a poker player must try not to do while playing a poker game. It is always nice to be courteous and polite to everyone on the table.