Poker table is lot of fun but still there are a few etiquette that go along with you at the poker tables too and to ensure that the fun is not ruined, they should be followed with care. There are a lot of words that you must really avoid when you are at the poker table or else you are likely to face consequences you never intended to witness at the first place. Your words at the poker table can make or mar the entire setup and trust us, use of suitable words at the poker table is an art that you must learn to master at, sooner.
You must be careful regarding the words you put into use to suggest your action. Such acts or actions are “call”, “fold”, “raise”, “bet”, “all in”, etc. If you have been using a few sets of words since long and you feel they work wonders or at least don’t let you down, you can consider continuing their use. However, you should be careful about the words slipping out of your lips particularly when you don’t intend to. The result of such carelessness can be dangerous and highly destructive.
Dealing with the dealer
Casinos are environments that allow huge traffic and there you get to witness really a noisy setup. Sometimes, it is seen that the dealers hear just the magic words. It may happen that the players might be allowed to clarify the real meaning. However, more often than not, words are likely to be taken as the sheer binding. Be ready to witness few tricky questions like, “Did you really say raise?”. We suggest that it is always wise to ask the dealers “What is your action?” rather than putting questions like “Did you check?”. You may also find that people are picking up just the magic words or the kind of phrases they want to, from the entire context. Be prepared, it should not leave you in trouble.
Dealing with the opponents
Nothing at the poker table can be more embarrassing than having your opponents draw out the wrong inferences from your speech and trust us, they would love to do so! You must be careful with words like “call” and “bet” and ensure that you are using them in the proper context without letting them misunderstand your verdict. The bad thing about being misunderstood at the poker table is that you realize it only when you are about to lose the game or have completely lost it or are at the point from where there is no returning back.
Be cautious about the words that are being used by you at the poker table. One misunderstanding can land you into huge troubles. Try to be smart in the game as well as in your speech, when it comes to the casino games; poker tables being one of the most favorite hotspots of the casino players, this becomes more important. Not just the listeners but also the speakers must be able to determine the suitable interpretation of the phrases and words used. Don’t use words you can’t really ‘handle’!