Poker is one of the few games of chance that have maintained its popularity throughout the centuries with stability. Nor can poker be considered a beginner in the field of gambling, since poker’s “precursor” is considered card games that appeared in European countries in the sixteenth century. The history of poker in its current version already has five centuries. Although the greatest success of poker is in the US, the homeland of this card game in Europe. Poker appeared practically at the same time in European countries as important as France, Italy, and Spain, although it goes without saying that the rules of European poker from centuries ago differ from the rules to which modern players are accustomed. The name “poker” comes from the name of the French game poque,
According to another version, poker appeared later and not in Europe, but in the US (possibly this would explain the fact that poker is currently one of the most popular games in casinos and that there was a time when it was considered the American national game). According to this version, the homeland of poker would be the southern regions of the US. Already in 1829 in New Orleans, there was poker, which was played in groups of four, and the deck was made up of twenty cards. At the time of the gold rush, poker entered the West along with adventure seekers, and at the beginning of the twentieth century, it became the type that is known today and with the rules that govern it today.
Description of poker
Two general principles of this game unite the great variety of types of existing poker (more than forty types of poker are calculated). First of all, the objective of the game is always the same: the player must win the common bite by obtaining the highest combination of cards or forcing the other players to leave the game (which can be achieved by following a special strategy of bets and with lanterns). Second, in any variant of poker, there are bets. A standard 52-card deck is used in poker, and up to ten players can participate in the same game.
The poker game consists of several rounds, each of which begins with the distribution of new cards to the players (five cards are dealt). Just after the deal, the player values the cards that have been touched and makes any bet or leaves the game. The winner in poker is always only one.