Cheating in home poker games is definitely something people worry too much about. There simply is no incentive for people to cheat at low-limit games. In my experience, many people who talk about cheating have problems of their own - either they are not intelligent people, or they are so risk-averse and worried about losing that they compensate for their own insecurities by directing their fears towards others. They remind me of people who lose money in the stock market and talk about how the market is rigged.
Obviously, if you think people are cheating then you shouldn't play in their game but also don't be paranoid if someone flops quads twice in one night. It happens. Any punishments and penalties dealing with cheating should be at the complete discretion of the host. If you have a good "douchebag radar" then you'll be fine - just be a little extra careful when playing in any non-regulated game that is either high-stakes or that uses a dedicated dealer. A game is less likely to have a mechanic (i.e. crooked dealer) when the dealer rotates.
Cheating is broken up into 3 main areas:
EliCash_ on September 12, 2013
HPG ADMIN on March 1, 2013