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When you first sit down at a poker table, take a look around. Is someone doing fancy chip tricks? It may seem like it doesn't matter, but it's a valuable piece of information. A drunk tourist who wanders over from the roulette table to play his first ever hand of poker is not going to be the one riffling his chips.
If someone is doing chip tricks, you can be certain they've at least played poker before, and more likely than not, they've spent a lot of time at the tables. It's far from perfect – there are plenty of donkeys who know how to play with their chips – but every little bit of information helps.