Beginner players often wonder how to behave in the game table. They get confused at the beginning, not quite sure how to act and react. In some tables they find each one are smiling and jovial. Players joke with dealers as if they were old friends and everyone seems to have a great time. In other tables the seriousness is the word, not chatting, no smiling, no nothing but game pressures. What do you expect from one in such uncertain surroundings?
The answer is usually to find the style of the game that you like and stick to it. If you are a man or a no-nonsense woman, find a no-nonsense table. Although there are those times when a group of hyper-intense players are grouped in a table with a hyperactive-intense dealer, croupier, or stickman as a topping, most people play for fun just as much as they play for profit . This means that the casino is usually a cheerful place with plenty of sociability. Naturally you are sure that the rules of one property follow. These are few, largely unwritten, and good to know. Some the basics are:
Be careful about Kibitzing first of all, he is rude. No one wants to be told how badly he is playing or how much better the kibitzer would play if he held the same hand. Second, it is annoying to others. And third, it can be taken occasionally as a form of deception. If a person is just watching a game he is expected to look at it without contributing his advice.
Talking while playing there is no hard, fast rule here. Certainly there are gregarious tables, even gregarious distributors, and certainly all right to make the conversation in the course of a game. In craps the table there is always a lot of noise and mirth, but craps have been a favorite of noisemakers, and noisemakers usually make bad players. Those who play by necessity of the ability to concentrate. This goes for you as well as the other individual. Too much chit-chat about cards or dice is distracting. They make mistakes, especially if they play a system. In the attempt to have ended sociable, a player can lose his concentration that is so vital to the good game. So follow this rule, be friendly, be polite, but spend your true powers playing the game.
Be careful of the liquor that this is an obvious rule but follow hard, especially when the drinks are cheap or even at home. But remember, even an ounce of alcohol deteriorates reflex and thought response by as much as 10 percent. Yes, even a drink. Nothing will affect a player’s discretion more quickly than liquor. So except him for after the game.
Lose well, well of triumph once again little need to be said. A bad loser is not an uncommon sight in the casinos of Nevada and, really, he or she is one of the majority of the drill. Adults are only allowed to play and it is expected that for a healthy reason, an adult is fully aware of the risks involved in chancing their money. If he loses, it is completely his responsibility, just as it is his responsibility not to throw tantrums or accusations if he comes out at the short end.
The same can be said about winning, nothing is as annoying as the player who sings his victory. Win or lose, it is best to remember that when one plays he has an obligation to the other players and one of those obligations is to accept his fate with dignity.