With all the ego and trash talking between the degenerates at every poker table, it may seem odd to get upset over the phrase "I'm sorry." Like any competitive sport or activity, poker is a game of respect. You can be a lot of things at a poker table, and how you act and play is entirely up to you. But at the end of the day you need to have respect for the rules, other players and the house for the game to function. To an outside observer, poker may seem like a rogue game full of social miscreants. Players are bluffing, goading, needling, angling and juicing the other players, all in an effort to take as much money from everyone else on the table as possible.
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