Poker is considered as one of the hottest games among card players in the world. It’s very difficult to tell specific place where it was invented and who actually invented it in the first place. There are many different stories that speak about possible birth places as there are also some variations of the game. One of the most popular beliefs is that poker was invented by the Chinese around 900AD, and it was actually derived from the Chinese dominoes.
Currently, it has very strong affiliations with the United States. It’s said that it travelled from New Orleans through a steamboat to Ohio and Mississippi rivers. People that played three card game were inhabited by poker since they thought that it was a more legitimate game. It attracted all those people who saw it and then spread over the entire country via train and wagon. Some people actually tried to change the rules and how it was played from the original game. Modifications such as draw, stud poker and straight became very popular during the civil war.
People did not cease from changing how it was played. They tried many new techniques in order to make it more interesting. Then people begun betting on games. If someone won, the amount that they agreed upon by who played it was given to the winner. This form of betting attracted a lot of people.
Today, poker is growing at a fastest rate, hence it is the most popular casino game in the world. It will always be around, and it will also be played in every corner of the world for many years to come,. It has grown its popularity by its own and it will still keep on growing. The next generation will play it with some other or no variations though it will never extinct out from the pages of history.