The Robert’s Rules of Poker rulebook can be used freely and without attribution. It is a widely accepted standard set of poker rules. It must not be sold for profit. People may use excerpts from the rulebook without restriction or credit, but they are not permitted to use the whole thing in their own establishment. The intent is to create the most useful set of poker rules available to the public and to improve the game of poker.

Although official poker rules are not as detailed as those in other sports, they provide guidance as to what is appropriate at a table. Proper etiquette and understanding of unwritten rules can improve your game and the mood at your table. You should also avoid using “angle shooting,” an unethical move that can be done in many different ways. The concept of angle shooting is still controversial and has become a grey area in the game of poker.

Regardless of whether you are playing in a live game or online, it’s important to treat your opponents with respect. They may make mistakes or act out of turn, but it’s important not to make them feel bad. You don’t want to annoy them and disrupt the game for others. If you see someone acting aggressively, consider putting on headphones or taking a walk around the poker room to clear your head.