Poker Etiquette: Biggest Things You Shouldn't Do Online
A lot of the advice you see here is about what you should do. Much of the basic things that we need to do to comply with proper poker etiquette are part of common sense. We will now deal with the stuff we do online that doesn't exactly deal with common sense but may dwell a bit on the technical side (since we're dealing with things online).
There are some things we do that may seem fine, but since we also play our favorite games online, there are certain things we need to avoid so as not to get kicked-out or banned from an online casino. We'll mention a few don'ts that people do online that get them blacklisted and banned from online casinos. Some of the things we'll mention may seem harmless at first, but they do harm the business of the casino and violate certain rules or regulations that online casinos should abide.
The three things that top the list of don'ts are cheating, fraud, and collusion. These are the three that usually land players on a blacklist and get banned from online casinos. Cheating is really prohibited anywhere, whether you're playing in an online casino or on land-based ones. Anyone can readily tell that nobody likes a cheater, especially when there is money at stake.
It is an admitted fact that Internet gambling has the potential for fraud. There are counter measures to ensure against it but there is really no foolproof system to counter online fraud. Rest assured, when a player is caught engaging in fraudulent activities then that player will face legal charges.
Collusion on the other hand is also another way of cheating. Two people, in collusion, will often work like a tag team of sorts. The idea is gain advantage over the other players, over the game, or perhaps get better rankings. One player in a poker game may raise as high as the maximum and then one player folds so that the other player wins the pot.
Another poor poker etiquette practice that seems harmless is asking for other players' emails and giving them yours. This is done using the chat function available to most casino sites. Another abuse of the chat service is to dissuade or influence other players during a game. Some players hurry other players in a poker game (a good indication of a really rude player).
Another big taboo is to advertise your own personal business when chatting with other players. This may seem fine but in reality it is considered poor etiquette.
It may seem harmless, but creating multiple accounts on your computer supposedly for other people is against poker etiquette. The usual policy is one account only for each player.
These are certain things that you shouldn't do online. Violating simple (seemingly harmless) proper rules of online behavior would land you a spot on the blacklist or even legal charges.