Your Online Poker Do's And Dont's



Jan 8, 2020
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#1 A good internet connection {DO)

It’s a no-brainer that you need an internet connection to play online poker. That being said, for a superb gaming experience, you must have a good internet connection. Trying to play poker over a poor connection can be frustrating to both you and other players on the virtual table. You will have to miss on some good pots when your connection abruptly disconnects. Also, other players will have to wait while you attempt to reconnect.

#2 Don’t misuse the chat box (DON'T)

Nowadays, it is customary for a software provider to provide a chat box to improve the social aspect of the game. The chat box is meant for meaningful and light discussions and should not be abused. You should refrain from using the chat box to commentate on the gameplay. It can be infuriating when a condescending know-it-all jerk tries to explain his every move.
Annoying and offensive comments will only infuriate other players and just like you, they are trying to pass time and/or generate extra income. It is imperative to note that the chat box is not a right but a privilege and a moderator can take it away from you in a heartbeat.

#3 Save time (DO)

To accommodate different playing styles, most poker rooms allocate a substantial amount of time within which you are required to act. However, it does not necessarily mean you have to wait until the timer runs to zero to act.
In the same light, don’t rush your decisions in the name of saving time. Only act when you are sure you have made the right decision.

#4 Fold and follow the action, don’t talk! (DO)

After folding a hand, you should refrain from talking about the cards you just folded while the hand is still in progress. If you keep discussing your folded hands, it may give other players an advantage. Simply put, by announcing to everyone what you had prior to folding, it can influence gameplay.

#5 Zzzzzzzzz (DONT)

Players who take too long to act and make decisions can really disrupt the flow of the game. Whether it’s from players multi-tabling, being distracted by something going on at home, or just plain being slow, poker loses a bit of its fun when the game crawls along at a snail’s pace.

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Jun 3, 2019
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4) Besides being bad etiquette, this is also downright against the rules of most poker rooms. You are NOT allowed to try and influenze the action in hands, you dont participate in, or to collude with other players by giving them advice or information about dead cards.

5) Agree except for the fact, that stalling near the bubble or important payjumps is part of the strategy in MTTs. So this is frankly something, people just need to accept and live with. In any other situation, sure, do your best to keep the game flowing. This is in everyones interest including your own.


Feb 24, 2013
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Know that you can withdraw money before spending too much time at a site.


Rock Star
Dec 17, 2019
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Be patient! When playing online you will have spells where you don't see any good hands for awhile. Don't give up and just push all in. Let the game come to you.

Just enjoy the game. It is very enjoyable and it can be long and tiring. If you see you are starting to play careless, it is smart to take a break. Could be a couple of days could be a month. Don't burn yourself out.