re: Poker & Home game question
The site kcanuck suggested is definitely a good resource. A few quick rules come to mind though. No bending of cards (some people bend the cards too much when looking at the hole cards), keeping cards on the table (unless it's draw poker), and keeping large denominations of chips visible.
Another one is rabbit hunting. Sometimes people get curious enough that even when it's part of the rules (i.e., no rabbit hunting), they insist on doing so. One rule I've heard of, and I've yet to try this because it's a been a while since I hosted a game, is paying a predetermined amount if you want to rabbit hunt, with the extra cash going into the prize pool. I thought this was interesting.
Also, if your home game allows for new players or players you don't know well to come and play (basically beyond your friends), then another rule that I've seen implemented - just once though - is allowing the deck to be cut if there's suspicion of cheating/collusion.
Just a few quick thoughts that came to me.