I made several live games in French casino.
, i played in "Partouche" and "Barriere" group.
Each casino have some little variation of the game.
In both casino :
-> You can look at your cards whenever you want.
-> the "talk" is more important than the action.
- If a player don't say "Raise to 16$" before he put chips in middle, the dealer consider the player only call.
- If a player say "Raise to 16$" and he puts 12$ or 30$ in the middle, the dealer consider the player raise to 16$ (the dealer give back 'the extra
chips' if 30$ in the middle of the table OR the player have to put more chips if he put only 12$).
-> you can leave the table whenever you want but you have to wait at least 1 hour if you want to re-join the table.
-> after a big win, you can leave the table just after a big win; but others players really don't like this (i saw many players doing this and after others players talk each others in bad terms like : "it is a bad manner person (even not consider as a player or a gambler)").
-> if it is the first time you play in a casino, "dealer" and "the poker room manager" allows you sometimes some mistakes. Some manager or dealer allow some mistakes from beginners if the mistakes is not huge :
for example the very first time you want to raise and you forgot to say "raise"; the dealer can accept the raise.
-> if you talk before your turn in order to make a player decision you are consider as "check or call". Example : you say "i raise 16$" and the player on your right haven't act. So if he raise you have to call, if he check; you have to check.
In barriere casino :
-> Your cards have to be on contact with the table when you look at its.
-> You can bet with your "cents". For the rake casino take 4% of the pot, so the winner have cents back. After many pots won, a player can make a small blinds of 5€ with 0,2€; 2€ and 1€ chips. (Note : Sometimes, Often or Always, After winning a pot, giving those chips of 0,2€; 1€ and 2€ is appreciated by the dealer and casino thanks you)
In Partouche casino :
-> you can't play with 'cents' chips in Partouche casino.
->Playing live poker is cool!
->Partouche and Barriere Casino : It is allowed to look your cards before your turn, but by doing this you can give to others tells (even if you don't want you 'll give an extra chance to others to catch a tell on you). So better to look at your cards only when it is your turn. (For example : it avoid you to take your chips in order to bet before your turn)
Originally Posted by SnGTurbo
I clearly think to myself a pre-thought out action EVERY time I look at my cards.
Thanks a lot for this! It is not a lot but it can be a lot of help )