Playing Poker also has many similarities with nas, the infamously played Persian game that the Persian sailors had actually taught the French sailors and people and with primero and brelan, other two very popular games during renaissance times. All of these games have greatly influenced the poker games in general and Texas Hold’em poker, in particular, as bluffing and betting in a game was invented actually with these games.
Texas Holdem Poker Games
The earliest signs of playing the game poker date from 900 AD, as far away as China. Soon after paper was invented, the Chinese actually thought of designing the first actual deck of cards. Then from here, playing cards has actually traveled through the Middle Eastern countries and soon arrived to European countries as well. Since all this happened a very very long long time ago, there is in actuality very little evidence to sustain all of these theories today.
What we can be much more certain about actually is the more recent information according to which playing poker was first played in New Orleans, Louisiana around the year 1829. It was actually played from a small deck of 20 cards by as many as four players who would then bet on whose hand would be the highest of them all at the end of the game. Then from the 19th century up to the present the evolution of poker is much easier to follow as many poker-related books have been published in this period. During the illustrious gold rush, the game of poker spread all over the world and gambling, especially playing poker or cards of some sort became a common hobby amongst many, including housewives.
However today most people accept the theory which states that poker came from the middle ages, when in the country Germany, people referred to it as the game pochspiel (the betting game). It included betting your money and it closely resembled the poker games we are familiar with and play today. Each individual player was dealt five cards for a hand, of the same value and suits as you see today. Players then used to bet until they got to an argument because of the bluffing factor, so it was quite an aggressive game to play especially with friends.
Texas Hold’em poker was reportedly first played in 1919. Because until 1910, poker as well as other betting games were actually considered law breaking in many countries around the world. It was in the United States of America where playing poker began to be considered a game of actual skill and it had to be then considered legal. As a consequence of this, more and more licensed casinos appeared, many of American Indian reservations contain these casinos today.
The number of poker gamblers increased and playing poker has then suffered more and more changes throughout the years. The wild cards, the way cards are shuffled, multiple card decks even, the royal flushes and straights were introduced later and made playing poker a more complex game but equally loved by all of its fans.