Thursday, July 7, 2011

Online Poker Rules you must Never Overlook

Whether you are playing in an online poker or real poker, one must remember to always practice courtesy and politeness. Social etiquette should not be disregarded just because you can’t see or touch your opponents. Playing poker online doesn’t entitle people to act negligently rude and ruin the game for everyone. Remember that winning is just part of the game the other half is to know how to treat your opponents with respect and in turn earn theirs. Here are some simple etiquette rules that one must always practice when playing online poker.

1. Be considerate of others

Whether you’re playing for real money or just for fun, you must always be sensitive towards your opponents. Taking a lot of time before taking an action is very inconsiderate of others. When you’re playing in an online poker room you must always consider other player’s feelings and time, taking long breaks in between turns is really frustrating. If you have something to do, then it is best to fold your hand or finish your turn and sit out for that game rather than inconveniencing everyone on the table.

2. Be nice.

No one is asking you to be everyone’s best friend, if you don’t wish to interact with other players then feel free to do so. Remain silent and play, there’s nothing wrong with it. But do remember that you still have to be nice, if you don’t have anything good to say then don’t say anything at all. Take note to never insult, argue or provoke other players during the game. If you don’t appreciate one’s style or strategy or even his name then just keep mum about it and mind your own game or if you can’t take it then best leave that table and find another. That way everyone will have a peaceful and enjoyable time.

3. Use the chat feature properly.

One of the best features of online poker is definitely their chat box. The chat feature can make a game more fun and enjoyable for everyone. If everyone uses it properly it could liven up even the most boring poker tables. People can get to know one another (many online poker friendships started through the chat), get tips, news and information. It also lends the online poker room an authenticity that can be found in real poker casinos. But this feature can also quickly become a real nightmare. People often use these chat boxes to insult, argue and pick a fight with fellow players. This is truly frustrating for everyone in the table when this happens. Too much drama sucks the enjoyment out of a game.