Most online gamblers believe that since they play anonymously, they do not have to follow any etiquette rules at the gaming table. But in reality, just like live poker, the online version has a certain etiquette that must be taken into account.
Etiquette is a set of guidelines that must be followed to project the desired impression onto the gaming table. Proper behavior relieves uncertainty and unpredictability and replaces it with direction, determination and determination.
Poker is a civilized game. If you’re a regular online poker player, you need to know how to properly impact the felt to ensure fair play and avoid unnecessary disputes. Good manners are the key to success in poker. Here are some of the basic etiquette rules that every player should follow religiously at an online poker table.
Always make your move within the given time
When you play online, you have a certain amount of time to act when it comes your turn. It’s alright to think about every aspect of the game before you make your move, but a longer time than expected irritates your opponents as they have to wait for you to notice your move and decide what to do. Avoid distractions such as watching TV, music, surfing the internet, etc., as they distract your attention from the game and lead to delayed action.
Do not attack other players immediately for their mistakes
Do not ruin the gaming experience of others by making insults if they make a bad or annoying move. Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s NOT OK. Even if a weak player is lucky with you, you never insult or respect him. It is important to be nice and friendly to newbies and to encourage less qualified players. Do not treat others as you do not want to be treated. If you scare the “fish”, you lose the opportunity in the long run to make big profits. Never show the cards you folded.
Never tell other players which cards you have folded when the hand is still in play.
Do not provide any information about the strength of your folded cards to the players still in the pot. In this way you give them an unfair advantage, influence their decision and have a negative impact on the game. Once the game is over, you can specify as many as you want to get the best hand you have called.
Use the chat feature properly The player can interact with other players via the chat feature. Never call people’s names in online chat, swear and do not use swear words. The gaming platform has the right to remove your chat privilege or even suspend your online poker account if a fellow player notifies you of abusive behavior.
Do not participate in illegal activities Activities such as collusion and chip dumping are prohibited as they undermine the integrity of the game. Playing in groups or sharing information about your hand with other players is considered a fraud in poker.
Never violate the Laws of the Game and report on the website if you find that such behavior exists. NEVER underestimate the importance of etiquette in the world of poker. If you are new to poker, take your time and watch other players behave on the virtual gaming table to understand the unspoken and unwritten rules of conduct. Remember that you are dealing with real people even when you play behind a computer screen. Playing online poker is a fun and entertaining activity. It is important to learn the etiquette and to keep it in order to enjoy the game to the fullest.