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Poker Etiquette When Playing Online

poker etiquette is not that pronounced when playing online since there is only a limited way for players and casino representatives to interact with one another. That may be the case, we can still readily observe that there are rules of proper decorum and etiquette even in an online game or casino.

We may have a limited sense of other players on the Internet, since we don't literally see them in front of our eyes. But with the interaction we have available online, rules of proper behavior do exist and should be followed. We'll check on what we ought to do and some of the regular things we should avoid when playing poker online.

When talking about etiquette and proper behavior, most of the rules on these would all come down to respect. If ever we play poker online the only obvious way we can show respect to everyone else is through instant messaging or chatting. This communication tool is also the method by which players can show sportsmanship and proper behavior online.

Most online casinos allow players to send instant messages or to chat with other players, thus building a community spirit. If there were a single way to damage the community spirit in an online casino it would have to be verbal abuse when chatting with other players and some of the casino representatives.

Profanity really has no place in an online portal where people want to socialize and have fun. That also goes the same for berating other player's, racial remarks, and other forms of inappropriate language (this includes commenting on other players' moves). Almost always, such violations are included in an online casino's (or gaming portal) terms of use and policies. Players caught doing so may have their accounts suspended or worse blacklisted (the penalty depends on the online casino you play in, so it is best to read the terms of use too).

If ever you don't get caught, just remember that no one wants to play with the hometown jerk. You might find players picking on you or avoid playing with you. Casinos that have a hosting system have players host poker games, don't be surprised if no one ever invites you to join these exclusive games.

If you don't want to view another player's chat, online casinos have a way of turning off this function or mute the annoying player.

You may have read this elsewhere, but we may have to repeat the same here. It is very inappropriate to leave half way into the game. Every game you play on should be finished. Abruptly leaving during a poker game is really being rude to everyone else who's playing.

These are the basic things you should look out for when dealing with online poker etiquette. It is only proper that we respect everyone we interact with online.

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