Main reason being added excitement; the very reason for doing the slower card reveal in the first place
As a recreational it's about the entertainment and excitement, and it is more exciting to have a card revealed slowly than it just appearing at an instant.
Thanks, but still think this is wrong direction. This feature is like using time bank in every hand. Very frustrating.
The hand-for-hand mode doesn't work at all as it should.
This 19.25 CEST €10 UO satty has been on hand-for-hand mode for good 15 minutes now with 11 players left and 4 places paid.
And on the contrary the 18.05 CEST €4 UO satty that paid 9 places ( 8 tickets, €2.32 or so for 9th ) never went to hand-for-hand mode eventhough the 10 handed play must have lasted at least 5 minutes.
EDIT ( later happenings from the €10 satty ):
From 11 players we went down to 10... everything stayed the same ( 2 tables of 5, hand-for-hand continues ).
2 players bust from my table, we move to final table of 8 players.
On 8-handed play after every hand a notification "waiting for other tables to finish" briefly flashes.
When 8th place player busts, notification "Hand for hand has ended" appears.
Everything is back to normal.