Knitting and crocheting are great for keeping those hands occupied and for creating something to share with family and friends or decorate your home. When you need a break, or you are looking for another hobby, why not consider poker? If you know how to follow complicated patterns, and you are nimble-fingered, this these skills can also be used at the poker table.

Poker Table Etiquette

For anyone new to the poker world, it can be an intimidating experience. We have a few tips for newcomers that will help you avoid a faux pas when getting to grips with poker.

  • Pay attention – keep an eye on the play, there is no faster way to annoy other players than missing your turn or appearing to lose concentration. There may be some distractions going on but keep your head in the game.
  • Be polite – whether online or at a real table, being rude to players is never the way to go.
  • Be modest – in the same way as above, if you do win, be modest. Showboating or gloating about your winnings will not make you popular at a poker table. Being new to a poker table doesn’t mean you won’t win, in fact, even amateurs can take the poker world by surprise sometimes.

Getting Started

The best way to learn the game of poker is to get playing. You will find lots of great websites and online casinos that allow you to play the game for free while you are new. When you get more confident and feel like you are ready to put some money on the table, go for it! Having a wide range of hobbies is a great way to keep your mind active and in good shape. Whether you enjoy crafts or other hobbies, poker is a great one to try.