I love poker IRL, but TU’s poker could use some small changes that could improve the casino’s poker tables.
Dealer position/ turn order.
One big problem Poker has in TU is the player that joins first is always first to act, this puts them at a massive disadvantage. In real poker, there is a button that is passed around the table letting all other players know who is playing first and what position they are in. being in an early position puts you in a more difficult spot because the people in late positions always wait for them to act first. Position in poker changes how valuable your hand is and leads to strategies such as trapping another player. You might see how this is a big problem when one player is always first to act. I would have suggested adding blinds, but being a very casual version of poker the ante system works very well (but if you add ‘sit and gos’ or tournaments please add blinds).
Muck and Showing cards.
At the end of a hand please don’t show all of the player’s cards. When someone folds they shouldn’t have to show anyone their hand. The only time cards are shown is at the end of a showdown, only the players that are still in the hand show their cards.
Limit Hold Em’ VS No limit Hold Em’.
Currently, TU poker is Limit Hold Em’ which could be changed to No Limit Hold Em’. Putting a limit on the bet makes sense when some players have millions of credits and some have far less, but having a player buy into the table instead would make TU’s poker 100x more enjoyable. Players would have to pay whatever the buy in is then can bet whatever they want. Making every player buy into the table forces each player to manage their chips better. Going all in is an exciting part of poker that TU sadly doesn’t have…yet.
I’d love to know what you guys think.