Players are ‘sitting-out’ and it is ruining the game continuity in tournaments! Is this allowed?
Yes, ‘sitting-out’ is allowed in tournaments. It is up to individual players how they use the sit-out option. In tournaments, to sit out is to automatically fold every hand that is being played, so it’s not wise to miss hands. However, poker players are human beings who sometimes need to make a phone call, visit the toilet or just stretch their legs after winning a big pot! Sitting out just allows someone to take a breather, while allowing for a seamless gaming experience for the players still at the table.