Whether you are playing poker in the casino, at a tournament, or at home, there are a number of official poker rules that are in place to protect the integrity of the game. Violating these rules can result in a permanent ban or even the loss of all your poker chips.

These rules are established by the professional Tournament Directors Association (TFD), a group of poker players, managers of large live poker rooms, and independent tournaments. The organization has more than 2,500 members in 63 countries.

In a tournament, you must keep your chips in stacks of 20. You should also separate your chips by value. This helps you accurately count your chips during the game.

When you are playing poker, you should be respectful of other players, the dealer, and the poker room staff. Using vulgar language or shouting is a violation of the poker code of conduct.

You should also not reveal your holding to other players, nor should you give advice. If you are playing in a tournament, you must print your full name on your sign-in sheet. If you have an illegible name and ID, you may not receive credit.

Poker players should also be aware of the unwritten rules of the game. These unwritten rules can make the game more enjoyable and ensure that the game flows smoothly.

Poker is a popular game that has become international in recent years. While some rules are set directly by the game’s rules, other rules are simply a part of poker’s standard order of play.