Historians will tell you that poker originates to a 10th- century emperor, others claim it comes from the 16th-century Persian card game. Others claim it resembles 17th century France’s game Poque, while more say it is a 16th- century Spanish game. Therefore, it can only be deduced that it has always been popular and the fact that everybody wants to claim it as their own is a reflection on its popularity. Over time though many variations and games were developed from Poker.


Texas Hold’Em is a very popular version while other equally popular and sought-after include seven card stud, five card draw, triple draw, Omaha, Hi-Low, Jacks or Better, five card stud and many more. Texas Hold’Em is also part of the Poker World Series.


Some of the gameplay is pretty similar in all the variations.  Pairs are two of any kind, three of a kind, straight, which is any five cards with different suits in a row, flush is all cards of the same suit, full house is a three of a kind with a pair, straight flush is any five cards with the same suit, Royal flush is the same suit and from 10, J, Q, K and an Ace. You need to place your bet and irrespective of the number of players, the one with the strongest hand wins.

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