Multi Action Poker is like merging two live tables into one, so you get to play two hands at once. It is essentially like multi-tabling live. That means you get to play twice as many hands. The standard table is eight-handed. However, ten-handed tables are available and great for playing 2 Sit-N-Go’s at once. M.A.P. is more action, more fun, more excitement, more hands, more opportunities for high-hand and bad-beat Jackpots, less boredom, less downtime, less nits, allows players to diversify their chip stacks, and allows two separate games such as No Limit Hold-Em and Pot Limit Omaha to be played at the same time.
There are two dealers at the table. The table is color-coordinated to separate and differentiate each hand. Each dealer will have separate and distinguishable playing cards, chips, placement of cards, dealer buttons, and pots. Because each dealer is only responsible for his own game, it is not confusing or difficult to deal. Since different chips are used by each dealer, there is no confusion as to the chips in each dealer’s pot. The cards are distinguishable both front and back so there is no confusion as to which cards play in the hand. Each dealer deals their game and moves their button independent of the other dealer. One game may be betting the flop while the other game is being dealt.
Each player will have designated areas for each game they are playing, separated by the color of the table and the player’s seat, including designated betting areas. There may be no greater feeling in poker than scooping two pots at once LIVE. If a player is felted on one side and is out of the other hand, he is allowed to move the minimum buy-in to the felted side.
While M.A.P. may take a few minutes to adjust to, it is easy and fun even for the most casual players. After all, it is just poker. On average, most players pick up the game in about 10 hands. Players become proficient at the game once they adjust to following the action and the separate dealer buttons—this usually occurs in the first hour of playing a session.