Play at a Reasonable Rate of Speed
Let's face it - some hands require a good deal of careful deliberation. No one will fault you for that. However, consistent will earn the ire of the rest of the players in the game. As much as possible, keep things moving.
Not only does exemplary sportsmanship make for an enjoyable poker game, it can actually improve your game. Poker is a game of concentration and emotional restraint. Losing control can put you on tilt in a hurry and is a sure sign to the other players at the table that you're not playing well.
Treat your fellow players and your dealer with respect.
Verbal attacks are unacceptable. It is poor sportsmanship to throw chips or cards and you may be asked to leave the game.
No F*#@ Bombs are allowed when you play with Poker Starz of Denver.
Play When It Is Your Turn
Folding your hand or leaving your seat before it is your turn to bet should be avoided as much as possible as it reveals important information to players still in the hand.
Tips are common but are never obligatory. Your poker dealers work hard to bring you a quality game. They make most of their income
from gratuities and are appreciative of your tips. If they are doing a good job, please show them your thanks. Don't forget that your bar server also works hard. Let everyone know that you appreciate them.
Don't Reveal Your Cards Before the Showdown
Like playing out of turn, revealing your cards prematurely may reveal important information to the other players and can potentially affect the outcome of a hand. Keep your cards hidden and you'll retain the air of mystery essential for successful bluffing later on.
Stay Quiet if You're Not in the Hand
In a strategic game like poker, outside commentary is not appreciated. Your opinions, your suggestions, even your body language can affect the decisions of the remaining players considering their options. Watch and learn and you're sure to pick up on a tell you can exploit in a later hand.
Do Not “Splash the Pot”
When you are making a bet, place your chips neatly in front of you in easily countable stacks within the dealer's reach and let the dealer pull them into the pot. Players who toss chips into the middle run the risk of having to put more in if the other players are unable to tell how many chips were originally thrown into the pot.
Don't Offer or Ask for Help from Other Players
Two or more players discussing a hand is a definite no-no in poker. If you have questions, ask the dealer.
Do Not "Slow Roll" Your Cards
Taking your time to reveal a winning hand so as to taunt the other players at the table is the epitome of poor sportsmanship. The poker table is no place for your end zone dance.
Let the Dealer Read Your Hand if You're Unsure
If you're an inexperienced player confused by the hand you have, it's acceptable to lay your cards on the table to let the dealer figure out where your hand ranks.
Showing All of Your Cards
If you choose to show 1 card, you must show both cards. This is a Poker Starz of Denver rule.