Splash the Pot in Poker

Splash the Pot in Poker

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Poker might seem like a relaxed game when you are playing it with your family. However, once you step into the professional arena of poker, you are required to know all the rules and be in your best behavior because there is very less chances of you being excused from any wrong doings or foul play. One such practice is known as splash the pot in poker. This practice is considered to be unethical and cumbersome on the dealer of the game, so any such behavior is advised to be taken down. In this article, we talk about the different nuances of the term splash the pot and how it can be overbearing for the others in the game.

What exactly is splash the pot in poker?

Splashing the pot in poker means to throw down chips on the table in a scruffy way rather than placing it down neatly. Splashing the pot is considered to be an extremely bad etiquette where you neglect everyone else on the table and don’t abide by the general protocol. Hence, splash the pot basically means to violently shove chips onto the table letting them fly everywhere around the place. That is how the term came into effect.

Where did splash the term originate from?

As a basic etiquette in poker, the players are supposed to arrange the chips into a neat pile. It is essential to keep the pile in proper structure for two main reasons on the account that the winner receives the whole pile of chips in the pot. Firstly, it becomes very convenient for everyone to view and judge the number of chips in the pot. Secondly, it becomes easier to transfer the chips to the winner rather than having to arrange it into a stack again.

If one fails to maintain the structure of the pile of chips before passing it onto the winner, that is also referred to as splashing the pot. Splash the pot in poker originated and became hugely famous because of its representation in the movie Rounders where one of the main characters end up splashing the pot as a sign of rebellion against the others. This is the exact act that you are forbidden from doing during a game of poker.

Things to keep in mind about splash the pot

·         Remember to always maintain general protocol while playing poker and annoying other players will only get you kicked out of the game.

·         So, try being on your best behavior. Maintain the stack of chips in a proper structure throughout the game, hence providing an impression among others that you might be a skilled and experienced player. This will also lower your chances of getting ejected out of the game.

·         Moreover, you will always want to be in the good books of the dealer during the game. Any bad etiquette or manner instigating the dealer to do double the work or hindering their efficiency might end up in you getting kicked out.

The most common example to explain this would be to imagine the situation of a dealer. If you were to throw down 600 chips on the table, and let us assume that the opponent ends up doing the same. Now, the dealer is forced to stack up all the chips in front of him to get an accurate count of the chips on the table that has to be passed down to the winner. This just makes it hard for the dealer. However, if the chips stack was neatly piled up on the table, it is convenient and easier for the dealer to continue with the game.

Splash the pot has more to do with offline games than otherwise but it is extremely important to play the game ethically. If you are interested in playing poker online, then register yourself on the GetMega Poker app now to win big money.

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