In the United States, poker is booming.
1822. First American casino that opened in New Orleans. Then a few years later, poker becomes prohibited.
1829. At dawn the boats of the Mississippi welcome poker games.
1830. More than 1,500 professionals play poker on board its ships, between Louis City and New Orleans.
1837. The traditional 52-card deck appeared, so players will be more than 4.
1849. In the footsteps of gold seekers, poker runs in the Far West.
1865. The end of the Civil War (1861-1865) saw the introduction of prints.
Soldiers also invented Stud 1870, meaning even the birth of poker in its modern form. Now, poker is taking shape with the conquest of the West. So the rules will specify. Finally, the first Saloon was founded in 1822 from Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. The Cowboys then traded their cattle, they drank alcohol ….. there was also gold-diggers, lawyers, railway … and all playing poker.
Conclusions, the poker game has its etymology in French “Poque” imported by French. And so the modern poker was born.
It was only in the 70s that Texas Holdem has emerged.
Poker is played in different variants that differ in the mode of distribution of cards. The cards can be common to all players or private. They can also be closed (visible only to the owner) or open (visible to all).
- Closed Poker, or Draw
- The lowball closed or lowball, or ace-to-five, or California lowball
- Deuce to Seven, or Kansas City Lowball
- Badugi (only game to be played with 4 cards)
- Texas hold’em
- Double Hold’em
- Crazy Pineapple
- Royal Hold’em
- Studs (where some cards are open or closed)