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Table Features

Straddle a hand by posting an extra blind to get the action going. Run out the board three times when you’re all-in to triple the thrill. Rabbit Hunt and peel back the final cards to see what could have been. Shout out the cards you need to take down the pot and put pressure on your opponents.

No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll enjoy extra thrills when our unique online poker room features are in the mix.

Here’s a rundown of some of our game-changing table features, exclusively on Natural8 India!

Straddle

Raise the stakes and get the adrenaline flowing with our modified Straddle, or blind bet. At Natural8 India, any player can blind raise before the hole cards are seen - regardless of table position. Straddles make for bigger pots so you’re always upping the stakes. You’ll also be given the option to go ‘No-Look All-In’ during the Straddle betting round.

How to Straddle

The Texas Hold’em Straddle function is one of Natural8 India’s fun and innovative features, designed to add more thrills, twists and turns to an already-exciting poker hand. But what does straddle mean in poker?

Traditionally, the Straddle is a bet that can be played by the player immediately to the left of the Big Blind. Usually, a player choosing to straddle can bet double the Big Blind before the hole cards are dealt, so it’s basically a blind raise before the players get their cards. This can lead to some big pots and dramatically alter the outcome of the hand.

At Natural8 India, we like to go about things a little differently. Now, you can post a straddle bet from any position on the table before the hole cards are dealt. Once the straddle amount is announced, players are given a limited amount of time to post another straddle bet or even go all-in (this is called the “No-Look All-In”).

Needless to say, games featuring frequent straddle bets are particularly thrilling. The bigger pots add to the tension, and when you win you can win big! You can catch your competition off-guard, and their reaction to your straddle bet can give you a lot of information, like whether they’re following a tight or loose strategy.

It’s a great way to up-the-ante in Texas Hold’em games, and once a straddle is called by one player you’ll get a lot of others wanting to stay in the hand where they otherwise might have folded, adding to the thrill. When the pot gets big, anything can happen! Any big raise can seem fishy, and if you have a monster hand you can completely alter your game.

Table Chat

More fun, entertaining and enjoyable tables for everyone! We offer Table Chat for all game types such as Hold'em, Omaha, AoF, Short Deck, Rush & Cash, Spin & Gold, and Chinese Hold'em.

You can also communicate with other players at your table by sending a Voice Message! Make sure you have your microphone pre-installed and configured (Settings > Device) to use this feature.

Is Table Chat available on all game tables?

We offer Table Chat for all game types such as Hold'em, Omaha, AoF, Short Deck, Rush & Cash, Spin & Gold, and Chinese Hold'em.

It is available not only to players playing at the table, but observers are also able to use the Table Chat.

The option to hide the chat of observers is available if it is distracting you.

What kinds of behaviour are prohibited in the Table Chat?

The following are prohibited in our Table Chat:

• Profanity/Abuse: We do not permit continuous profane, vulgar, racist or abusive/insulting chat (even in the form of metaphors) at our tables and it may be subject to a warning or suspension.

• Unethical/Malicious behaviour: It is strictly prohibited to use the chat for any unethical and malicious behaviour, including but not limited to criminal activity, fraud, spam, harassment, or stalking.

• Flooding: The sending of multiple and frequent messages can lead to a chat ban for a specific period.

• Collusion: It is strictly prohibited to use the chat to participate in the act of collusion, including but not limited to sharing your hands or discussing the card play of any player including yourself.

• Sale of money: Players are not permitted to engage in any discussion regarding the sale of money within our chat. Any such discussion, including the offer to buy or sell money in the chat, is grounds for warning or revocation.

• Commercial use: It is strictly prohibited for a user to use chat for any commercial use whatsoever, including making any statements which promote the service or product of any party.

Chat Mute (Helmet Mode)

If you're tired of all the ruckus, try using our Helmet Mode feature!

With Helmet Mode, you can disable Table Chat and focus on your game.

Press the Helmet Mode button on the top-right of your avatar to disable chat
Both ways of table conversation will be unavailable

Helmet Mode is also available in tournaments.

Observers cannot use this feature.

Deal Choice

Deal Choice

Want to run it once? Twice? Three times? It's your choice! Play the board out up to three times when you’re all-in - if both players agree, you can opt to run it Two or Three times with cards left to come, creating different outcomes and different pots.

Deal Choice

Deal Choice is a feature which allows the Underdog to slightly increase their odds of winning when they are in a losing all-in situation and also makes the game more exciting.

During an all-in situation, the Underdog will be able to select one of the following: Run It Once, Run It Twice, Run It Three Times.

Run It Twice (RIT) or Run It Three Times (RITT) allows players to have the remaining board cards dealt two or three times when two players both go all-in. The amount in the pot is also split into two or three different amounts to be played out to different boards.

E.g. run the board three times to lower your risk when you are All-In.

This option is available when the following criteria are met:

  • Only two players are left in the hand

  • One of the players has called the other player’s “all-in”, so no more action can be taken

  • The player's odds of winning is below 50%

  • There must be more community cards to be dealt

Once these criteria are met, both players must agree to the Deal Choice.

As you can see, it’s simply having the total pot split into two/three with two/three different outcomes possible from the point RITT was agreed upon. One-third of the total pot will be awarded to the winner of each of the two/three hands dealt, all of which use different community cards (the number of which depends on when RITT was accepted).

Deal Choice is a great way to reduce the variance in a game you’re really enjoying while still experiencing the spine-tingling thrill of going all-in. Omaha Deal Choice is unique to Natural8 India.

Showdown

A Showdown occurs automatically when:

A Showdown will proceed in the following order:

Show Cards

Raise the excitement level by revealing your cards (and bluffs!) once the hand has ended. Choose what to show and what to conceal to control your table image and put your opponents on tilt.

Shout Out

Shout Out your outs! Shout Out the cards you need to win the hand and they will be displayed beside your avatar for the entire table to see, further adding to the thrills. Hit the cards you need and watch your opponent tilt as you take down the pot.

Shout-out your Out cards!

At Natural8 India, we’re all about making online poker more fun than ever. To make your Texas Hold’em online experience even more enjoyable, we’ve added some unique features you won’t find anywhere else. Like our Texas Hold’em Shout Out function, which allows you to loudly declare to your opponents the cards you need to win the pot.

When you choose the Shout Out function, the cards you need to win will be prominently displayed beside your hole cards while the hand is live. It’s designed to add more tension as you and your opponents play for the big pots, with the winning cards awaiting your shout out!

Floor Manager & Move Table

Floor Manager & Move Table

When you are seated at a table, use the 'move table' feature and automatically be put on a waiting list for the next table that opens up. The only waiting period should occur when a table is momentarily full and you are waiting for a gap in the action to be seated. These features will make life a lot simpler and are tailored for the fast-paced life of the modern user.

The Heat

The Heat

Heated moments are engaged through different sounds and visual effects. Express yourself as you enjoy the thrill of our games at Natural8 India!

Rabbit Hunt

To Rabbit Hunt is to reveal what cards would have come if you’d decided to play out a hand.

Want to see if you would have hit your flush on the river? Use our Rabbit Hunt feature to expose what could have been.

Hand History

Every hand is stored as a 'Moment' depicting all the aspects of your experience as an image.

So, not only can you easily absorb the full details of each hand, but you can also save it and share your greatest and funniest moments!

Smart Focus

The Smart Focus feature helps make multi-tabling on mobile clients easier. When turned on, it will automatically move you to tables that require action, given that you are not in the middle of your turn to act at your current table. There is no need to switch manually to not miss action from your other tables anymore.

By default, Smart Focus will be turned on. You can always turn it on/off anytime.

Special Moments

You can now receive special feedback whenever you receive good hole cards or hit a draw.

With special sound and visual effects (also haptic feedback on mobile devices), you will now be able to enjoy a more immersive gaming experience.

Bet Muck

Bet Muck

A new Bet Muck option is now added to your list of available actions*.

  • The option will be activated on the river when there are only two players left on the table.

  • It cannot be cancelled once it has been made.

  • It will be cancelled automatically if the opponent raises and you will forfeit the pot.

  • Your hole cards will never be revealed.

*Available only in NLH, PLO/PLO-5, Short Deck, Spin & Gold, and Rush & Cash

Chip Shuffle

With Chip Shuffle, you will be able to shuffle the chips while playing games. It will make your online poker experience almost like live poker!

Move the mouse wheel or tap on the screen of your mobile device to activate the chip shuffling animation. The animation will then sync with the movement of your mouse/finger for a full immersive experience.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Players must be aged 18 and above to participate.
  2. Natural8 India reserves the right to investigate any players suspected of fraudulent activity, and take any necessary action. In the event of multi-accounting, bonus hunting, or foul play, Natural8 India reserves the right to forfeit any prize amounts that have been paid along with any remaining cash balances, without prior notice.
  3. Natural8 India reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time without prior notice, and at its sole and absolute discretion.
  4. This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of the Natural8 India website.
  5. Natural8 India is an advocate of safer gaming. If you feel you might have a problem, do seek further advice or counselling. Please also refer to our Responsible Gaming page.

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