The Evolution of Poker
Through out the world there are dozens of different cards games but one of the most popular card game played world wide is poker. Poker started centuries ago but the exact date has been lost in the passage of time. However one fact is clear, in less than two-hundred years poker has changed radically. Why is that? Well there are two major reasons. Firstly, two centuries ago poker was mostly play by cheats and outlaws to win easy money. In today’s world poker has develop into a renowned sport played by professionals that are as famous as athlete and movie stars. Second, the invention of the internet has revolutionized everything, including poker. Know you can play poker in the comforts of your home instead of in overly crowded casinos.
Although poker is known world wide it is most popular in the U.S.A, where it was born centuries ago. From the start poker was made to be a challenging game and although this fact has not change, today there are mainly two different types of poker. The “fun” poker, as the name suggest, is played for the fun of the game. This “fun” poker is mostly played as a past time with family and friends. The same rules apply as the original poker but because it is played for fun the rules can slightly be alter to satisfy each player individually. The second type of poker is the sports poker. This poker is play by biding money against other players. As a result the rules must be fallow and under no circumstance are they to be change
Poker started as one game, however over the years poker has evolved into different variations. Here I will only mention twelve variations; Omaha hold’em, Texas hold’em, five card stud, seven card stud, joker poker, let it ride and let it ride bonus, Vegas double action, Caribbean stud poker, pineapple hold’em high poker, pineapple hold’em high-low split, and crazy pineapple hold’em high-low split. Among these variations the most popular ones are Texas hold’em, seven card stud and Omaha hold’em.
As mentioned before, in this era you can play poker in a few seconds, forget traveling. All you need is a computer, internet connection, and if you are playing sports poker, a credit card. There are dozens of poker playrooms in the internet where you can play with people located half around the world! Do you remember the twelve variations of poker I mentioned before? Well if you play poker in the internet you can forget about this number because there are countless more variations of poker in the internet, not to mention that you can play both fun and sports poker in dozens of different sites in the internet. Therefore, it is most likely that you will never get bored of poker!
Although originally a game to win money fast and easy, poker is now a game enjoyed by people of different ages and different nationalities. It can be played with friends, family or people you never met that are located half around the world. So why not play a nice long game of poker with a friend or in the internet?