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The Rules Guy: How To Conduct Yourself at the Poker Table: Poker Room Tipping Etiquette

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 16, 2014

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Most players learn poker’s explicit rules pretty quickly: the “one-chip rule,” for example, or “verbal declarations are binding.” But not everyone seems to have digested the game’s vast book of unwritten rules, admonitions like “don’t berate other players (particularly bad ones)” or “say ‘nice hand’ even when you mean something entirely different.” Enter “The Rules Guy.” TRG believes that civility and sportsmanship are never wrong, and that bad behavior (even when you’re simply trying to get an edge) is bad for the game. Have you got a question about how to conduct yourself at the poker table? Email TRG at therulesguy@cardplayer.com. Dear The Rules Guy: From time to time I have read that it is appropriate to tip floor persons. Can you tell me something about when floor persons should be tipped and what the customary amounts are? I play mostly $1-$2 no-limit at Foxwoods in Connecticut. The people I ...


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