Robert’s Rules Of Poker

Bob Ciaffone developed “Robert’s Rules Of Poker”. These rules have quickly come to be accepted as the standard for both the rules of the most common poker games and protocol’s to follow as both a player, dealer, and floor person in many poker rooms across the country.

Robert’s Rules Of Poker address Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High-Low, Seven-Card Stud, Razz, Seven-Card Stud High-Low, Lowball, and Draw High.

Proper Behavior


Management will attempt to maintain a pleasant environment for all our customers and employees, but is not responsible for the conduct of any player. We have established a code of conduct, and may deny the use of our cardroom to anyone who violates it. The following are not permitted:

* Collusion with another player or any other form of cheating.
* Verbally or physically threatening any patron or employee.
* Using profanity or obscene language.
* Creating a disturbance by arguing or making excessive noise.
* Throwing, tearing, bending, or crumpling cards.
* Destroying or defacing property.
* Using an illegal substance.
* Carrying a weapon.


The following actions are improper, and grounds for warning, suspending, or barring a violator from a casino:

Deliberately acting out of turn.

Deliberately splashing chips into the pot.

Agreeing to check a hand out when a third player is all-in.

Reading a hand for another player at the showdown before it has been placed faceup on the table.

Telling anyone to turn a hand faceup at the showdown .

Revealing the contents of a live hand in a multihanded pot before the betting is complete. Do not divulge the contents of a hand during a deal even to someone not in the pot, so you do not leave any possibility of the information being transmitted to an active player.

Needlessly stalling the action of a game.

Deliberately discarding hands away from the muck . Cards should be released in a low line of flight, at a moderate rate of speed (not at the dealer’s hands or chip-rack).

Stacking chips in a manner that interferes with dealing or viewing cards.

Making statements or taking action that could unfairly influence the course of play, whether or not the offender is involved in the pot.

Using a cell phone at the table.


(These rules are for an establishment that does not completely bar smoking.)

The seat on each side of the dealer is a nonsmoking seat.

Cigar or pipe smoking is not allowed in the cardroom.

Smoking by a guest or spectator is not allowed.

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