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How Poker Has Matured Over the Years

How Poker Has Matured Over the Years

Poker is the most popular card game, second only to blackjack. The term"poker" comes from the Greek word meaning"tea". Poker is thought to have originated from the same ancient root as card games like chess, baccarat, and solitaire, and was first named after the location where it was first known. Today, the game is recognized among the world's most popular leisure pursuits and is played in about half of the American population. Some historians also say poker's origins can be traced back to a seven-card card game played with the 10th-century Chinese emperors; others assert it's a descendent of the ancient oriental card game called shock.

Irrespective of its origins, poker has come to North America and has changed little since its humble beginnings. Poker originated in the European court for a game of brag and deception. If two players were seated across a table, an individual would make an obvious declaration (like"I have a superb poker hands," or"I'm the complete master of poker") while another patiently awaited the declaration with patience. If someone made a rude gesture toward the individual making the statement, that player was not able to fold, or be called a liar.

The game caught on in Europe and spread throughout Asia, including China, India, Japan, and the Philippines. It was initially played for money, but over time it had been adapted to be used as a form of gambling. The source of the word"poker" is unclear; some scholars think it comes from

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