Originally Posted by Carl Trooper
Not sure how this would be implemented. Would be annoying as a dealer to keep looking down at a timer whenever new action starts.
In the instances I've seen the dealers seem to take it in stride pretty easily. The cash games where I've seen it implemented have a 30-second shot clock, but I don't think it's a precise
30 seconds. The dealer gives players about 20 seconds to act, and then get the timer out to count down the final 10 seconds if required. So they're not having to set/reset a timer every time someone takes a few seconds then folds.
You can also buy an extra 30 seconds for a dollar in those games, with that money going direct into the pot. When I've seen it implemented in tournaments each player generally gets a couple of free "extra time" buttons that they can use when they've got a difficult decision.
Originally Posted by S3mper
Maybe they should make it to where you can only have the clock called on you 2 or 3 times in a tournament and after that you have to sit out for a round...
While I know what you're getting at, a system like that would be open to rampant abuse and angle shooting.