Playing various card games or gambling games some players often try to invent ways to cheat the others, it is a natural wish, as sometimes prize is really big and the result of the game may mean really much for the player. However, by starting playing gamble games you automatically agree that you can lose and that cheating is an illegal action in any case, but even being forbidden and illegal, cheating exists.
Cheating may be really gainful talent; yes, it is a talent, to cheat in the way that other players couldn’t notice is really problematical. To see that your opponents are cheating isn’t also easy, especially if your opponent is good in this activity, but much more difficult is to notice a cheater, when you’re a beginner. First of all, you are so focused on your cards that you usually have no time to watch what other players do. You’re constantly watching at your cards and thinking what you are going to do, that is how you lose the opportunity to catch a cheater. Another reason is usually that the beginners aren’t thinking about cheating at all, they know that such thing exists in this game, but they can’t even imagine that this process is happening by the table they play. The result of this – you may be fooled for a long time.
How to prevent cheating? Firstly, you must be extremely attentive, you must do everything fast, especially to think. Catching a cheater may help you to win even more than just a good hand. But to be attentive isn’t enough, you should be also good in reading body language, especially mime. Cheaters usually fuss, when they are going to cheat, it is natural, they are going to do something illegal, but the problem is that to notice that fluster is difficult, as really good cheaters are able to hide that. However, you should watch the players and every change in your opponents face may say you a lot, even if he or she isn’t a cheater.
If it happens so that you catch a cheater, you should also tell about that to croupier or some other staff in the casino. Playing online poker cheating is also a quite common thing, so in this case you should inform the room administrator or someone from the room staff.
Cheating in poker isn’t fear, but when the deal is in connection with big money people usually want to win in every possible way. It is also a question of poker etiquette, it depends on the person. Personally I wouldn’t like to be cheated, because of this I wouldn’t cheat myself. In addition, it is not really pleasant moment to be caught as a cheater.