1. The poker room is the place where all the guys hang out. While they might not notice you unless you’re laying down a pair of aces and they might not be the cutest guys in the casino, the poker room is 99.9% men.
2. Never let the other players see your cards. While this may seem obvious, it’s harder to take a peek than you might think while sitting shoulder to shoulder at the table.
4. As a novice, joining a tournament with at $50 pot is a fun way to learn the game. You won’t lose more than the $50, but you’ll likely get to play for hours. The downtown Vegas casinos typically have lower limits than those on the strip.
6. Don’t take a poker lesson after a 2 1/2 hour sake-tasting lunch if you really want to learn the game!