Play is kept active and moving; there are table rules that force them to make quick decisions and keep the play alive.
Speed Play: Contestants have 2 minutes to make a play or fold their hand*; keeping in mind that they are also working with team members to win or to put out one of the other team’s member. (*If time expires a hand is automatically folded)
Blinds: Each time the button goes around the table the blinds go up. No one can just sit out and wait for the other players to win or lose. Players start with 25K in chips each week so they have to play or lose their chips to the blinds.
Hole Cards: Players hole cards are shown to the viewers and announcers so they can get into the action of the game.