The Evolution of Poker – khelo365
Poker is widely known all around the world and it’s popularity has been increasing ever since. While many poker players are addicted to this sport, there are just a handful who are familiar with it’s origin.
Poker is believed to have been invented by the Chinese around 900 AD, as a variant of Chinese dominoes. Although the exact origin of playing cards still remain a mystery to us, the transformation from a 78 card deck to a 52 card deck occurred in the Middle Ages.
Poker has no doubt a rich history that began before the 19th century and has evolved over a period of 1,000 years. There are also some other theories which believes that Poker originated from the 16th century Persian card game called As Nas and that it was taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors. Another theory also suggests that Poker originated from the French game of ‘Poque’ and another theory relates to the German game “Pochspiel”.
Poker in the Modern World
The version of Poker in the modern world with its ranks of hands and methods of wagering, is closely linked to a variation of the French game “poque”. Poker has evolved through the years and is now carefully regulated by laws. It is played more than any other card game in the world, and it has grown into a sporting event, with competitions and tournaments taking place almost every week of the year somewhere in the world.
The game flourished in the United States during the 19th century when the country began its westward expansion. Hence, the history of poker is commonly associated with America’s “Wild West”.
Free Online Poker was originated in the late 1990’s in the form of IRC (Internet Relay Chat). The first Online Poker to offer real money was the Planet Poker on 1st January, 1998. This website attracted thousands of players although technical glitches caused by the unreliability of dial-up Internet.
In October 1999, author Mike Caro became the ‘face’ of the poker. Planet Poker failed to fulfill it’s potential being the first ever poker site. Then began the Paradise Poker the following year, which was way more stable and technically advanced.
When online Poker was first launched, it wasn’t very much noticeable, but because of some remarkable wins and stories, online poker began to gain popularity among the people.
Also, in the year 2003, Chris Money-maker won $2.5 million dollars in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) which created a very huge impact on the players.
All these events and wins left a huge impact on the poker players and the zeal to earn through poker was hyped up among the players. Ever since then, online poker sites have been racing against time to create the best and the most stable software’s and variants for the players to relish the enthusiasm of the poker players all around the world.