The official poker rules are a set of rules that cardrooms follow. The rulebook was developed by Robert Ciaffone, also known as Bob Ciaffone. He selected the rules that were used by cardrooms, and worked to improve the organization and wording of the rules. He also served as a rules consultant for several cardrooms. He authored the first official rulebook, which was published by the Poker Players Association. This association, which was founded in 1984, is now defunct. He is credited with creating the most comprehensive set of poker rules ever produced.
When playing poker, it is important to be courteous and not to make any offensive or obnoxious remarks. This may lead to a delay in the game. Moreover, some players may get into arguments, which can disrupt the game. They may disagree about the etiquette of the game or about the rules. To avoid such a situation, it is advised to put on your headphones or take a quick walk around the poker room.
Poker is a game of skills and strategy, and it has many variations. There are standard hands and non-standard hands, which can be created by using wild cards. The official poker rules do not recognize these hands, which are commonly referred to as “special” or “freak hands.” The rules for these hands are different in every poker game, so it is important to double check the rules before you play the game.