Etiquette Rules For Online Poker

Online poker is gaining traction at online casinos. It has enjoyed unprecedented popularity since it became a thing at online casinos. Just like its version in mortar and brick casinos, it has several dos and don’ts. The following are some of the rules you must play by when playing online poker.

Do not insult others

This is only logical, an etiquette that should be observed everywhere else. However, when it comes to online interactions, this suggestion is often thrown out the window. Many players insult others without giving a thought to how their actions might affect the other party. If you are not pleased with how a player conducts himself or you think they place amateurish games, you will be saving yourself a lot of headache by leaving the table instead of throwing jabs or insulting him/her.

You should not, for any reason, begin a match where you begin to educate the other on how to or not to play. If these are new players making mistakes characteristic of amateurs, leave them to make these mistakes and not insult them or down their confidence.

Do not collude with others.

This is a very common sight in live casinos. It can be likened to counting cards in a live casino. Though not theoretically illegal, it is mostly frowned upon. Colluding with other players at the table gives you an unhealthy advantage over others. This is not morally just. By doing so, you might be reducing the odds and tilting the balance scale in your favour.

Do not waste time making your moves

Do not take too long before making your moves. This is a common problem with most online poker players. You shouldn’t take forever because other players at the table are waiting for you to make a move. This is, without a doubt, a big issue for novices who are yet to master the art of quick decision-making. If you fall into this category, it is important you speed up your decision making. This is especially needed when the players who folded are waiting for the game to finish so that they can make moves to join the next hand.


Written by: Roland Arum