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Who wins if a player mis-identifies their hand?

Casinos in the US generally have the "cards speak" rule. That is, when a hand is properly tabled--exposed to everyone at showdown--it is the responsibility of all players, the dealer, floormen, and ...
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How much should I be tipping when I cash a live tournament?

From my experience as a dealer when closing out a tournament, the player whom ended up winning would give the 'loose change' from their win as a tip. I.E. say you take down a 100$ tournament in your ...
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Who wins if a player mis-identifies their hand?

In casinos I’ve played in, it’s always “cards speak”. So if you have a straight flush but verbally indicate a straight, the dealer will acknowledge the straight flush.
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Who wins if a player mis-identifies their hand?

In the several casinos I've played in the cards speak for themselves, but you have to be careful to show down or you can get burned. In particular, I saw the following hand at Mohegan Sun where the ...
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Etiquette on talking at the table

Once you get into action then never. Pre flop with just some small raises maybe. Once you see a flop then mum. It could be construed as code words for discussing the hand. It distracts a player in ...
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Why is this behavior penalized, and how standard are these rules?

The reason it is penalized is to stop collusion and giving an unfair advantage to other players. Let me just give you two examples to the above reasons. Player A and player B are working together to ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

Yes it's rude, or rather many players will consider it rude. However you're playing I assuming to make money and not friends, so if you want to cash out and buy-in again that's your business. However ...
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Etiquette: Why is it rude to ask to see a mucked bluff?

So I'll preface this answer with that as a former dealer I've always applied the rules and I've never really cared too much for what the players believe is the rules, or what is good etiquette around ...
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How should money won by a cheater be distributed?

Generally speaking there is limited scope to what happens. Generally, the house is not responsible for damage done by cheaters, and they really don't have a right to say confiscate chips or cash to ...
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Poker etiquette on split pots

No, it's not bad etiquette to want to try win a pot. You'd be surprised how many players don't realise an obvious split-pot.
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odd newbie question about "sketching" at the table?

Yes, that would probably come as disrespectful. Not to mention that if you want to be successful in your games, you should be paying attention to what's going on at the table.
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Is a player allowed to hold their hands across the "line" at the poker table?

So as a dealer, I've had this situation occur many many many times. To put it bluntly if it's angle shoot, as you said to try get a reaction out of a player, I'm informing the player not to do so and ...
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Is a player allowed to hold their hands across the "line" at the poker table?

This is a very good question. In a very technical sense a hand is not "folded" until it is released over the line. They key word being released. As long as a player is holding their cards or has them ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

If you want to do this, you have to stop playing at the table. I mean leave the table and come back again. Some casinos wont even allow you to come back in a short time. Some others have people ...
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Is it rude to cash out when ahead, then buy back in?

Many cardrooms have time limits in which you would need to buy in with the same amount you left the table with. For example; if you leave the 1/2NLH game at 8pm with $1000. You can't buy in for less ...
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odd newbie question about "sketching" at the table?

I have seen people do this before, in my case they would usually draw/sketch on their phone or an ipad when they are out of a hand. I do not find it to be bad etiquette as long as they are paying ...
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Are you allowed to flip coins or roll dice at a casino

Yeah go for it, however a much simpler way of doing it, without having people being very easily able to tell what you are doing would be use a watch. Older book now, but Harrington on Hold'em ...
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How do you correctly announce a raise in live poker?

Raise to 1500 is the clearest and most unambiguous. You can also just say Raise and put the 1500 chips out there. It's not as good etiquette though as it requires the dealer to count it or potentially ...
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Bad Etiquette or Smart Poker?

Definitely not bad form in my opinion and I've never seen anyone berated for doing so in the way you described. I also usually do this, for the reasons you have given, and will continue to do so.
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Poker etiquette on split pots

When the nuts is actually on board, like T♠J♥Q⋄K♣A♠, I would say it's probably bad etiquette to continue raising in a cash game where the rake will be affected ...
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Etiquette on talking at the table

If you're out of the hand it is definitely considered bad form to discuss the hand being played. If it's not poker related, like in this situation, it's not out of line. Unless, the opposing player ...
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Angle shoot speech play - for sure I am calling

So this really depends on the number of players in a hand. Ultimately the outcome will be the same but the number of players in the hand determines if a penalty will be applied or not. Lets just get ...
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Should you intentionally take long to fold after somebody raises to hide your bluff?

As said, it is not considered bad etiquette to do so, so it is acceptable. However, if you observe top players playing on TV they almost never do it. They usually fold instantly, giving their opponent ...
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Should you intentionally take long to fold after somebody raises to hide your bluff?

In order to not give any hint/tell, it's worth using always the same routine, no matter which cards you played, which moves (right or wrong) you made, how good or bad you played the hand : always do ...
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It is proper to burn cards if there is no further action?

I agree with @Danny in that the cards should always be burned. This should apply even in the case of all-in preflop, for 2 reasons: while pre-flop, you can see the top card of the deck, so you might ...
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It is proper to burn cards if there is no further action?

It is proper to burn cards if there is no further action? Yes, absolutely. There is no case where it is not considered proper to burn cards if there is no further action. Some Context: Cards are ...
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Is a player allowed to hold their hands across the "line" at the poker table?

Different casinos may have different rules, generally the players are meant to have their cards behind the line. Other players will normally not have a problem with a player that has their cards over ...
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Are players allowed to show one card mid-game?

Players must not talk about their folded holdings while the hand is still ongoing! Indeed, the polite thing to do is to shut up after you fold. There are no universal rules about what to do, and most ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for clarification after the hand had been started?

Where I work we deal mixed games at very high limits. It is perfectly acceptable, even for the super sensitive high limit players for a person whom has little or no experience with a game to ask ...
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Home game - player not in hand influencing players decisions. Is this against the rules?

yes this is generally against the rules, the player should be warned, and if he keeps to it, uninvite him from your game.
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