The Robert’s Rules of Poker are a set of rules for playing poker. These rules are widely used and widely copied. The only restriction is that the rules must be credited to the original source. Excerpts of the rulebook are free to use, but the rights to use them in your own establishment or for public distribution are limited.

The dealer is the player in charge of dealing the cards. This player is also called the button. After every hand, the button is rotated clockwise. The dealer is followed by two players to the left of the button, the small blind and the big blind. These players must place a predetermined amount of money into the pot before the first cards are dealt. During a hand, the hole cards are dealt face down.

The professional Tournament Directors Association, or Poker TDA, manages poker rules. Founded in 2001 by poker players Matt Savage, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and David Lamb, it has more than 2,500 members in 63 countries. Its members include the directors of the World Series of Poker and other large live tournaments. One of the most notable members of the organization is Jack Effel, the tournament director for the WSOP.

Understanding the unwritten rules of poker can help you win more often. By following these rules, you can create a more pleasant atmosphere at the table. You can also avoid potential gaffes by following the rules of the game.