The History of Poker

History of Poker

The game of poker is well known as one of the many favorite games in casinos all around the world. However, even the most hardcore players do not truly know the origin history of poker.

 Origin of poker

There are a lot of versions where poker 1st originated, it was 1st heard in recorded history that poker was discovered in the early 1800s in American soil which originally start with a deck of 20 cards and need 4 players for the game to proceed. While others claimed that the actual game has been dated far before the aforementioned date which dated back 1000 years ago, crossing several continents and cultures. Some historians even claimed that poker can be traced back to the 10th-century Chinese emperor, whereas according to some research shows that poker is a descendant of the 16th-century Persian card game “As Nas” which consists of only five individual card designs, each with a distinctive background color. The designs consist of four repetitive patterns, to make a total of 20 or 25 cards.

 While another research explains that Poker’s closest European predecessor was Poque, which was discovered by the France way back in the 17th century. While Poque and its German equivalent called Pochen were both based on the 16th-century Spanish game primero, which featured three cards dealt with each player and bluffing. which began to rise in popularity since the early 1970s when the world series of poker all started. As modern poker tournaments became more popular in American casinos after the WSOP (World series poker) with the notable champions of that era Johnny Moss and Doyle Brunson just to name a few. The spark of poker stars has caused the public to acknowledge that it is possible to become famous and rich while playing poker, As more and more people are starting to take an interest in the game this is when “poker strategy” became a thing. The 1st ever published book that teaches us the secrets of poker titled “poker strategy” has become one of the best selling strategy books of the century followed later by “The theory of poker”. 

During the late 1980s, California legalized the flop games of hold’em and Omaha, as well as stud which led to the first poker “boom”. And soon after Cavernous poker rooms like the Commerce Casino and the Bicycle Club began operating in the LA area. In 1988 India Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), which legalized casino games on Indian lands. Thus, resulting in Poker rooms began rapidly opening within a few years shortly after. And after that, Limit Texas hold’em was the most widely played game by far in the west, and seven-card stud was the most widely played game in the east from the late 1980s until 2003. Everything leads to today’s “Texas Hold’em” .

Change of rules

As time passed the main concept of poker still remains the same which is the game is centered on the act of betting. Today, however, the form of poker it is that you are playing, some rules remain the same, one of the main examples is that player is never required to expose their concealed cards when folding or if all others have folded. Or once a player has “call” players are to match a bet or match a raise while once a player has a “fold” player is required to discard one’s hand and forfeit interest in the current pot. Others are basic poker ethics like players should announce their intentions first in order to avoid confusion or player turn base are always proceeds clockwise around the table and only one player at a time. If you were to act during other player’s turn will result in not only the act of disregard of propriety but also may give a player an unfair advantage over his remaining opponents.

 Starting of online poker

Later in 1998, thanks to the advances in computer technology and the Internet start to become commonplace in countries. Thus, poker has exploded on the international scene with the introduction of an online poker website. Since then, most people would rather play poker online as some of the countries have banned or prohibit the existence of casinos. Thus, a convenient and reliable online poker websites such as SCR888 / 918Kiss which allow players to play in any device as long as wifi is there, this allows players that crave for poker to enjoy anywhere they desire without even gather people to play and at the same time make extra income while playing their favorite game.