When we walked by Table 17, the players were discussing the idea of a timer or shot clock.
"They need to have a clock for everyone," Ludovic Lacay professed. "Especially on Day 1's."
"They take enough juice that we should all be able to have our own timers," Kevin Saul added. "We should all get five minutes, then after dinner we get another two, and then they add more on Day 2."
"When would the timer start?" Carter King asked.
"After 30 seconds," Lacay answered.
"I think it should start right away," Isaac Haxton interjected. "And we should get like 15 to 20 minutes."
A shot clock was used at the 2011 Aussie Millions, and it was going to be used for the now defunct Onyx Cup Series. A handful of players, including the aforementioned group and Tom Dwan, are in favor of a time limit because it would increase the amount of hands played per hour and regulate the pace of play.
Nobody likes a professional tanker, especially this early in a tournament, so perhaps instituting a shot clock would be a good for the WSOP.