Originally Posted by detroitjunkie
well hold on there for a minute
if you go by the rules of live poker, the dealer is NEVER supposed to tell you what the pot is in a NLH game, even if a player asks, cash or tournament, its on the player to know themselves. if online wants to be closer to live then this is the right move.
also - isnt there a graphic that shows you what the pot is anyways?
Well if we are to go by that logic then why are you allowed to bet 50% of the pot with a single click? In live poker it takes a little time to bet exactly 50%. Can you imagine online poker where automatic % bets are gone?
You see live and online is different and thats how it should be. In live poker you have a lot more time for every decision and you are playing just 1 table. Online poker has its own convenience pros and a decision like this just needlessly takes it away.
Yes we know the pot size every time in online poker however when you are 2+ betting you have to take into account your call and then raise.