History of Poker
Poker is a family of card games that requires a mix of skill, strategy and wagering to determine the winner based on the combination of the player’s cards, some of which are hidden until the end of the hand.
The Poker that we know and play has been said to have very strong ties with the Persian game of As- Nas. It is also said to be very similar to the German game of “Pochen” and the French game of “Poche”.
However, there are very strong documented facts that insist that the betting angle in the game, which made it widely different from all its past influencers, was first played along the Mississippi river in America during the 1900s. Online poker started in 1998, when the world’s first real money online poker game was dealt by Planet Poker.
The 21st century saw an unprecedented spike in the popularity of the game because of the introduction of televised poker and hole-card games, which marked its arrival as a spectator sport.
Because there was more coverage through video cameras and televisions, everyone could now not only watch the game being played, but could also replicate it at home, varying the blinds to suit their budgets.
Very soon, people were clamouring to compete and this gave rise to the World series of tournaments and tours, with many players becoming overnight celebrities.
The most popular variants in the world, the ones that are responsible for the meteoric rise of the game are Texas Hold’em, Omaha and OFC (Open-face Chinese poker), also called Crazy Pineapple.
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