Who Invented Poker

The Origins, Evolution, Facts and Trivia of Poker

History of Poker. The origin of Poker - arguably the most influential card game of all time - is actually quite unclear. Most scholars agree that the origin of modern Poker is several different card games, which evolved into what we now recognize as Poker. Texas Hold’em is probably the most well-known modern version of poker and as the name suggests started out in Texas. How the game was invented is unknown, but it was played in Texas until 1967, before it was introduced to Las Vegas. Played in only one casino for a few years, it didn’t receive much attention until a tournament was held in 1969. Some historians say poker’s origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back. Poker history is not crystal clear, but it appears that it has evolved from a Persian game called nus. Others attribute pokers roots to a French game brelan or the English game bragg, which means 'brag'. The game of Texas hold’em poker has a rich and interesting history. Full Tilt Poker presents the story so far. As the name suggests, the game started out in Texas, and Robstown, Texas is officially recognised as the place in which it originated, during the early part of the 20 th century.


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Poker History And Facts

Language : English

Dimensions : 8.25x11
Who Invented Poker
ISBN : 9781449011376

The History of Poker Presents the origins and evolution the various centuries-old European betting and bluffing card games that eventually fused together to create American-style poker. The book starts with the evolution of playing cards, integrates the history of games like Brag and Pochen which in turn evolved in the French game of 'Poke' played in the city of New Orleans in the early 1800's.

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The book, written in timeline fashion, then adds year-by-year the subtle changes and additions to the orginal game of 1820's Whiskey Poker until it becomes the poker of today that we all recognize. The book is full of interesting tidbits and trivia specifically designed to please the reader who wants something interesting in every paragraph.

The casual reader, the historian and the trivia buff will all be excited to read about the famous historical figures involved in the early history of poker all the way up to President Barack Obama's surprise quote about poker.