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Public card room rules, etiquette, customs and expectations

Discussion in 'Casinos and Card Rooms' started by jamby, May 18, 2008.

  1. jamby

    jamby Creativity Alliance

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    Wikipedia has this excellent article on public card room rules and some of the state variations that often affect betting
    Public cardroom rules (poker) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . As with any Wikipedia source though this information could lack accuracy. I'd like to use this thread to expand on card room rules, etiquette, etc. Some ideas for inclusion are found in the Wiki article sited:
    waiting lists
    obtaining chips
    whether cash plays
    rake or hourly charges

    Others are:
    games spread
    mandatory move tables
    tipping - dealer, tourney staff, chip runner
    professional dealers
    other card room staff
    tournament structures
    etiquette
    state limitations such as only limit games being spread in Colorado

    Anything else you guys think might be good to assemble? I know that the first time I set foot in a public card room I was scared to death and had no clue how to proceed. Might be nice to have a thread here with some good general information on what to expect in public card rooms.
     
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    California pro Steve Badger's playwinningpoker.com site has a decent article on card room etiquette here Poker Etiquette - Crybabies, Whiners and Losers . Nothing to do with etiquette, but the article has a great line in it "Watching Phil Ivey play Omaha is like watching God print money".

    He's also quoted in this San Francisco Chronicle article on poker protocol in public card rooms POKER PROTOCOL / Cardroom manners / Former pro offers etiquette advice to those playing among strangers at casinos .
     
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    Thanks for the great info, Jamby! :)
     
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    elf, did you draw your new avatar? That is sweet :wink:
     
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    jamby, the link in the first post is broken. Looks like you dropped the ")" off the end.

    Nice thread...I was pretty well out of my element the first couple times I played in a live cardroom.
     
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    Fixed, thanks for letting me know.

    I hope we can grow this thread and OP to make it really useful so that others aren't so lost. Live play in public rooms is such a cool experience.
     
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