Poker Tips That Help You Fake It 'Til You Make It

Deadspin attempts to educate the masses.

The tough-talking columnists over at Deadspin want to help you not to be such an eff-up when you sit down at your first poker game.

Now, for the loyal legions of F5 readers, this is not going to be a problem. We know you have poker in your veins, but for that buddy of yours….the guy (or girl) who just doesn’t “get it”, you may want to sit them down and have him (or her) check out some simple rules on what to do and not to do in order not to look like they a part of the population of Clown Town.

We’ll take you through some basic table etiquette, parlance, and rudimentary concepts for playing soundly. But remember: We’re only here to make you Good Enough. We aren’t even trying to keep you out of the “If you can’t spot the sucker in the first 20 minutes …” pile, since an experienced player will get a sense of where everyone stands easily enough. We’re more aiming for “Just make sure you’re second-slowest when you’re escaping the bear” territory.

Know when it’s your turn. Stack your f**king chips. Don’t take money off the table.

You know, the basics …but in the end Deadspin takes what some stuffy poker sites would turn into a lecture and makes it a helpful humorous article – regardless of how much you know about poker etiquette.

Check it out: How To Survive At A Poker Table

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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