Thinking about trying your hand at playing live poker at the playing slots for the first time, but are unsure about your first time? Everyone has a little anxiety or nervousness about their first time, but don’t worry, these tips will help you get ready for your first trip.
Get into a game when you first enter a casino or card room. Most establishments will have a front desk where you can talk to a floor person who will either put you in a game immediately, or place your name on a waiting list. Read thoroughly over the house rules.
Make sure they don’t have any rules you are or were not aware of. This will save any embarrassing moments at the table if you don’t understand something that is obvious to the regulars. If you decide to play No Limit, it’s suggested buying in for the minimum amount.
If you are going to play Limit, then 20-25x the big blind is a good amount. Once you’ve been seated and begin playing, you will soon win your first pot in live poker. As you are stacking your chips, always remember to tip the dealer. 00 is plenty, although the amount is completely up to you.
Avoid hesitate to ask the dealer or floor person for assistance on anything. However, always give the dealer a chance to help you first, and then go to the floor if the dealer isn’t answering the question to your satisfaction. Win money, interact with the other people at the table and loosen up. Some casinos and poker rooms have what are called “kill games”.