If you’re a serious poker player, you’ve likely heard of official poker. There are many ways you can play the game, and there are even official rules. In fact, you might even play in an official poker room yourself. In order to get started, start by reading the rules for your local cardroom. You can also check out the TDA’s official rules, which are generally similar to those in this book. These are great resources for all levels of poker players.
When playing in an official poker tournament, players are expected to follow certain rules, such as not making major infractions or repeatedly delaying the game. Infractions may include: chip dumping, acting out of turn, and persistently delaying the game. If you are caught cheating, your chips may be confiscated and you may even be banned from future tournaments. The dealer will often kill a losing hand before awarding it a pot.
While official poker venues can vary in table size, most tables are 42″ x 84″ or 44″ x 96″. If you need a larger table, you can request one that is wider or longer. But, the main rule is not to tell anyone else your current holding. In fact, you should never tell your opponents or friends your hand. Doing so is against the rules of poker. In fact, you should play each hand separately.