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Casino Etiquette and Protocol For Beginners

One of the most annoying experiences at a table game would be beginner who doesn't know what to do in a game and needs to be told everything. We shall discuss some of the protocols and etiquette beginners should know before getting on a table and start playing. We'll tackle most of the etiquette that first timers should be aware of to benefit everyone at a table game.

Every player on the table is expected to know the protocols and the etiquette when playing. Before a player sits on a table for the first time he should have a clear understanding of the gaming rules of a particular game. Some casinos even offer gaming instructions, so it's a good idea to ask if a specific casino offers this service.

Good etiquette and common courtesy would suggest that a player who isn't quite familiar with a game to stand back at a distance from the table and watch a few games. Part of the etiquette demands that observers should not interrupt the game or the players as a form of courtesy.

Players should only buy chips or cash in chips between hands as a form of courtesy and etiquette. This is to avoid disrupting a current game. Playing etiquette holds that if a hand is still in progress, players should wait until the conclusion of the hand.

When a player cashes out, etiquette holds that we trade in our smaller denominations for large ones so that an enormous stack of chips won't overburden the dealer.

Another side of gaming etiquette deals with the cards. Some games have the cards dealt face up or face down. Etiquette as a matter of protocol forbids players to touch cards that are dealt face up. If you do expect to get a warning.

When cards are dealt face down players should touch the cards with only one hand as part of playing etiquette. Players are not to bend the cards or place drinks on them a form of courtesy and respect to the casino's equipment.

Bending the cards is regarded by some casinos as a form of cheating. Dealers pay attention to this so to avoid being asked to leave the table it is best that we stick to this part of the etiquette.

Once the cards are being dealt part of the etiquette holds that players are not allowed to touch their bets. Players need to wait until the hand is over.

Another part of the etiquette forbids excessive drinking at a table. People come to a table to enjoy a game, and drunk at a table is a good piece of disturbance and a sure way to get kicked out of a gambling hall.

These are protocols and etiquette that are commonly observed at casinos. Beginners should be aware of them and abide by them as a form of respect and courtesy to other players.