Archive for October, 2012

The game of poker dates back to the 18th century, with relevance being derived in the 90’s, in the United States. The origin of the game, however, is somewhat of a mystery as there have been a couple of theories here and there. Some people have argued that the game was derived directly from the ancient Persian game of As Nas, while others cite evidence in relation to the French-based game of poque.

It has been widely agrees that poker took an element or two from most of the various preceding games in the earlier years of renaissance. The game is made up of a variety of agreed rules and terms of play. The most dominant feature associated with the game of poker is its betting aspect.

Poker was originally played in the 19th and 20th centuries but gained a huge amount of popularity in the 21st century. This was unforeseen as there was a sudden upsurge in the amount and intensity of play. The love of the game took a completely new improved level.

This unprecedented upsurge in the 21st century has been highly attributed to the introduction of online gaming, as opposed to the deck of cards in real time. To date, there are a series of tournaments and organized competitions with regards to the game of poker. Individuals relish the game and tend to be interested in its play.

Several individuals have managed to make a career out of love for the game. The wide-spread media coverage has helped in the gaining of popularity of poker and furthering its outreach. For an individual interested in playing poker, it is important to note that, despite the rising popularity, poker can be a complex and tricky game for a person who does not have a keen eye and a knack for the game.