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Glimpse on Poker History
Oddly to say that the game, which for some
period of time was the national American
card-game. It came to the United States long
after it had appeared. Nobody knows exactly the
origin of the word Poker. Some say it is
derived from the Hindu word, pukka. Others
associate it with the expression hocus-pocus
widely used by illusionists. But the most
believable version in our opinion refers to the
French word Poque and German pochen. These
two are card games, which were popular in Europe
in the 18th century. But the first ancestors of
the popular boodle can be found a lot earlier.
The first references to the card game which can
be regarded as poker's mother date back to
1526. It was the Spanish game primero or it's
French variant La Prime. In those times only
three cards could be dealt with each player and
there were only three estimated combinations. (
Read the Guidelines for online poker games) By
1700 the above-mentioned poque and pochen became
very popular. Bluff, or making higher stakes
granting poor cards to deceive opponents, was
already an essential part of the game. Later,
French colonists imported the game to North
America. It spread from the state of Louisiana up
the Mississippi River and then among the whole
country. In 1834, Jonathan H. Green made one of
the earliest written references to the card game
named poker. In his writing, Green mentions rules
to what he called the cheating game, which was
then being played on Mississippi riverboats.
There is a mention of poker in the 1858 card
games digest. But, poker is described as an old
and well-known game there. During the Wild West
period of United States history, a saloon with a
Poker table could be found in just about every
town from coast to coast. It was extremely
popular during the Civil War when the soldiers of
both armies had poker battles, which sometimes
were even greater than the real ones. In those
dishonest times, the game was already forgotten
in Europe. The US Ambassador in Great Britain
colonel Jacob Shank tried to amend the situation.
He made the set of rules for Queen Victoria who
expressed interest in the game. This was the
first work fully devoted to poker. Nevertheless,
poker being introduced only to Victoria's court
didn't spread among Europe. It became popular
again only during the First World War with the
help of American task forces. It even helps in
earning by playing the game alone. (Read here
about the instructions for online casino payouts)
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