Learn the poker rules and procedures. Even as the battle still rages on about whether poker is a game of skill or chance, most poker players are now more concerned about a way to improve their chances of winning this lucrative game. There are many tricks in the book on how to play and win poker. Some have been tasted and tried and found working while others are considered just another sham in the park. But one such tasted and tried tact has always been bluffing. The ability to simply behave like everything is okay with you even when the poker going has gotten tough and your opponent tougher is quite a Herculean task that can sometimes be surmounted by bluffing. But when caught bluffing you will be penalized because it is expressly prohibited; so what do you do? Reading opponents is nothing but poker tells.