This is a discussion on Poker etiquette within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hi, I have long wanted to ask if there is a list of poker etiquette rules?
From what I know and what is bad
Did you know that there was a time where check raising was considered bad etiquette ?
LOL!! I ran into that once a long time ago. I check raised and was immediately scolded and told that it was not allowed. To this day I still don't understand the reasoning behind it since deception is a big part of the game. Especially in a limit game where there is no other opportunity to "shove it in".
When it comes to playing the game anything goes since you are there to take peoples money. But outside the game play, just respect people and no need to talk about anything else since you are there to play poker. I don't think check raising, slow roll, celebrating after sucking out is a "cannot do" rule because its all part of the game. I think its rude when players try to throw you off your game by trash talking but it's also part of the game and it will happen here and there.
Some places mainly in the US is common to tip dealers. so If you are winning a lot and don't tip the dealer I think that's bad etiquette.
Also, people might think hit and runs are bad etiquette, I don't think so since its part of the game. Maybe don't loose your chips to them next time or don't play live and play tournaments instead where people cannot hit and run. That's why I love poker because there are no rules and you can play it when ever you want however you want.
If there is still value to extract from a hand, you can pretty much do anything that would not be considered rude in another social situation. For example, pausing a bit when you have the nuts before you raise is not slowrolling, but obviously if the other player is all in then you should not hesitate.
Also, don't angleshoot because that is very bad.
Please don't tap the fish. Regs will not like that at all.
Bad etiquette , to me equals bad behaviour : insulting another player when he puts a bad beat on you , taking your time (forever) when you are holding the nuts. Players like those, should be banned in my opinion
It's usually seen as bad etiquette when you ask the losing player to show his cards. I personally don't like this, since seeing the hands help build a profile to your opponent. That is on live poker if course.