Tag Team Poker has developed a new app that converts the game of poker into a team game. It places players in teams of two so that they can play against other teams. Players can ask their existing friends on Google Plus or Facebook join them. Otherwise, the app will help them find a partner.
The two players in a team are given two hands to play, but they have to play with a single bankroll. The app is not likely to attract professional poker players, but is sure to attract new players, especially those who are trying to learn the game.
The developers of the app are aware of the fact that poker is a formidable game, owing to which new players tend to shy away from it. The idea of playing poker with a friend who would help them to make the tough decisions the game demands sounds more cheerful. The app is bound to attract players because it is easy to use, compatible with both iOS and Android, and has a charming design.
The app is meant chiefly to help new players learn poker. The app says: “Are you good enough to play with a partner and hustle your opponents? Split winnings with your teammate and strategize to outfox other teams.” Online poker rooms frown on collusion, but Tag Team Poker encourages it by permitting teams of two to work for their common success. While this reduces the risk associated with the game, it also cuts down on the rewards.
Tag Team Poker could become a roaring success if it offers real money poker, but this could be difficult for its developer, Tag Team Games, which is just a start-up with its headquarters in Canada. If it does turn into a real money app, it will attract not only beginners, but also seasoned pros.