An official poker rulebook is a document that lays out the official rules of a poker game. It must be approved by the Tournament Director’s Association (TDA). The purpose of an official rulebook is to make poker a better game for the players. Many cardrooms have their own sets of rules that they follow. These are usually compatible with the official poker rules, but there may be slight differences.

The professional Tournament Directors Association (PTDA) is responsible for managing poker rules. Founded in 2001 by renowned poker players such as Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and David Lamb, the organization now has over 2,500 members in 63 countries. Its members include managers of major live poker rooms, circuits, and independent tournaments. Its chairman, Jack Effel, is the director of the World Series of Poker.

The Official Poker Rankings are updated daily and contain information about poker tournaments, poker players’ rankings, and poker site ratings. Rankings include ROI, exact finish, prize money, and multi-table tournament statistics. While you’re playing poker, always keep in mind that you should never reveal your hand to other players. It’s against the rules of poker to give out your hand or react to the flop.

Players are given a certain amount of time to decide on their next move. A hand with the best poker hand wins the showdown. If a tie occurs, the pot is divided between the tied players.