In a recent survey it says that there are about 55 million Americans who play poker. Poker is basically a card game that is played on a poker table. There are various ways to play poker, there are many kinds of techniques that can be used in order to win in this game. Once you crack the secret and learn tricks on how it is played, then you can now head for Las Vegas.
It is said that poker originated in China, where Emperor Mu-Tsung played card game with his wife using Domino Cards. Early Egyptians too have their share of playing card game similar to poker, Persian called it Ganjifa, it consist of 96 cards which is made of ivory or precious woods and Persians play As Nas which consist of 25 cards for betting.
The French also has a card game that is the precursor of the modern poker game today called Poque which became popular during the 17th and 18th century.
The French colonials brought the game to Canada, it spread through the American territory when a group of French-Canadian settled in New Orleans.
During the Wild West period almost all of the salons in every town have poker tables with them. Poker game also became very popular during the Civil War where both soldiers and armies played poker.
These days poker tournaments are becoming popular as they are usually televised in sports channels where the viewer usually see only one kind of poker game. Poker game can be played in many ways some of the popular once are: Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hold “Em, Pineapple Hold ’em (Crazy Pineapple), Stud, Draw Poker, Low Ball, Razz, Badugi, Poker Tournaments, and Casino Games.
Poker Table is designed primarily for playing poker which is usually octagon in shape. The surface is typically covered by a felt cloth for the reason that the card could slide easily on the table. The poker table have an indented area, this is for the dealer so he could face the players who are playing. The edge of the table is padded, which is called the rail so the players can rest their arms while playing. In the televised poker tournaments, the table has pocket cams so the viewer could see the player’s card.
While commonly people play poker because they want to gamble, still there are many personal reasons why a person plays poker. In our age, most of the people prefer online games than traditional games which is unfortunate because traditional games such as poker can offer a lot of benefits and can enhance your skills. Most of the popular poker players are also very good in doing math. Playing poker can also improve your analytical capabilities. Playing poker with friends is fun and can improve your rapport towards each other.