Poker is one of the best-known and most popular card games, played at home, at casinos, and on the Internet.
There's no better way to practice than to play on your own computer with poker software, or with the handheld electronic poker games. If you're planning your own poker room, you'll need the right equipment, you'll need poker playing cards, of course, as well as poker chips. Other accessories will make your play only more exciting. The poker table will be in the centre of the game. You`ll wonder how much information you could get from the internet about building the poker tables - guides, plans, etc. Round poker tables, oval shape and octagonal poker tables of different modifications, the choices are endless. Or you may order everything you need for your own casino poker room from the internet, it is better to buy an all included pack than all in separate.
But if you are eager to play real poker with the real experienced players - there is no other place than a casino to play at. Only there you can feel the true atmosphere of poker.
If you`d like to take part in a game you should go to the desk which is commonly placed at the entrance and sign in there. You choose the game that you are interested in and join the game, if it is not busy, otherwise you`ll be asked to wait for a while. Before the game you should purchase your chips as later you`ll have no time and possibility for this.
When you start the game, you may use only the chips on the table. Remember that in the middle of the game, you have no right to take more money for the game out of your pocket. Your money ends and you continue the play, but the pot is fixed for you. And for the best hand you will not be eligible for the whole pot.
While playing, you should observe the rules and special game etiquette. For example, to act out of turn is the most common mistake. And if you decide to raise the stakes when it is your turn you just say "raise". According to the rules you are making a bet putting the chips on the table before you, with no throwing, because throwing is unacceptable and considered rude at casinos.
There are also many differences within the casinos and if it is your first casino poker room experience, try to get more information before playing the game.
Feel free to inform the staff, a manager of the club or a man in charge that you are a first time visitor - a beginner, ask him for some help, for advice how to start, etc. He'll be glad to give a hand, to explain all the rules and some peculiarities of that place.
Watch at first, and then play. But keep the distance, players don't like when someone comes closer and reads their cards. If you get confused, ask someone to explain this, find an experienced player or you may ask the dealer, don`t be afraid of this. There is nothing silly in being a novice, even if it seems so, because every player begins with that and only then they become professionals.
Keep discipline in casino poker room. Set your limits precisely: time-limits and money-limits and stick to it. So, now you know how much money you can afford to lose, so nothing bad can happen. And you know when it is time to quit.
When you play at home under the pressure of friends in any way you must, you have to stay up to the end, and you might lose everything. But it is opposite with a casino, nobody can stop you if you decided to get out; you may also change the game or the table.
And don`t forget about respect - respect to the casino and its rules, respect to the dealer, to other players and be sure they will pay you back the same way. In casino poker room you will have fun you`ve never had before.