Very often players are so focused on winning that they tend to forget that they are playing against other people and should behave as they do when in any other form of social activity. If you want to maintain a good reputation in the casino, then you need to observe Poker ethics during the game.
For instance, you should never tell the other players what hand you just folded. A lot of times, players get so frustrated by what they get that they either tell the other what it was, or throw it on the table in disgust.Poker ethics does not allow this, because it will disrupt the flow of the game and give other players an unfair advantage as they see what you are holding.
Another thing that should be avoided when playing Poker is to fold before it is your turn to act. The reason is that even though you may not show the hand, the very act of folding will give the other players a clue as to what you had.
A player who is to act after you will definitely call or raise, whereas had you not folded out of turn, his play might have been different.You should also not try to spoil the game by telling the player beside you has. If you accidentally see the hand, do no broadcast it out loud for the other players to hear, as this will affect their game play. Telling the player on your right that the one on the left has a flush draw will not give him an unfair advantage in that he will immediately fold.
Poker ethics is something that players should always observe, win or lose. The fact that you got a bad hand does not mean that you should take it out on the other players.
There is no point in spoiling the game for the other players because you lost. This will just taint your image and in a lot of cases, may even lead to being barred in a casinos. Even in online sites, Poker ethics should be observed duly. The repercussions for improper behavior varies, but it can range from a sharp rebuke to being barred.
Learning to accept defeat is part of the game, and by being a sport, you will earn the admiration of your fellow Poker players. Knowing that the other players respect you is something that can make you feel better the next time you play, and thus help you win again.