The Official Poker Rules are the rules and regulations for poker games. Poker players should adhere to these rules in order to avoid problems with the game. A poker player should never show their hand in public, even if it is strong. It is also against the rules to give advice to other players. The TDA has a list of official poker rules, which you can find here.

The rules and regulations for poker tournaments are set by the professional Tournament Directors Association, or Poker TDA, which was founded in 2001 by poker players Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, and David Lamb. Today, it has more than 2,500 members from 63 countries, including managers of major live poker rooms, circuits, and independent tournaments. One of its members is WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel.

It is important to treat all players with respect. Although new players may make mistakes and behave out of turn, they may be trying to learn the rules. If you treat them harshly, they may not return to play at the table. Instead, try to keep a friendly atmosphere. The house will not allow you to be rude to new players.

The initial betting round starts with the player to the left of the big blind. This player can fold their hand, call, or raise their bet. The betting process goes clockwise from that player. If no one else has bet, you can either raise your bet or call the biggest bet.