Poker has been around for over a hundred years, but in fact, only in the last ten years has the game really emerged in popularity. So, what has changed to influence this popularity and where does the game come from to enjoy such popularity?
While the origins of the game of poker are somewhat muddy, with references to the Persian game As Nas and the French game, it is known that it really began to grow at the beginning of the 19th century along the Mississippi River, with various forms of the game that It is played on river boats, where The game was a common past tense.
Throughout the American Civil War and, from then on, all variations came into play, such as stud stud, wild cards and card poker. In Las Vegas, regular tournaments were held in an attempt to attract players who are ready to play high-performance games, but they invariably could not attract interested people and money, despite the modernization of the casino to accommodate these players. In the mid-twentieth century, poker tournaments, which include the World Series of Poker (WSOP), began in American casinos and finally painted the type of player they wanted. The game also began to appear regularly in popular culture, including television shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and in films like Rounders.
In the 21st century, the game experienced a great increase in popularity for several reasons.
The introduction of online poker allowed someone to play the game from the comfort of their own homes without having to gather a group for a game or a trip to a casino. In addition, televised poker tournaments, along with debit card cameras, turned poker into a sport, and the Texas Hold ‘Em variety, especially the winning one, since it has become the most popular version, especially at the WSOP.
As smartphones and tablets are now everywhere, even more people are playing Judi poker than ever, thanks to the availability of free applications to play anywhere or anytime. Online poker players can even win seats in major tournaments now, and Chris Moneymaker may have become the most famous due to his victory in the World Poker Championship in 2003, after winning an online tournament.
As technology continues to connect us, it will be interesting to see how the game continues to grow and whether it leaves the casino and tables and more for keyboards and pixels.