The Internet has created the conditions where players can sit in widely different parts of the world, visit an online casino and play against each other in tournaments.
Today, at least as much poker is played in Asia and
Europe, both at Sit N Go where you can come and go as you wish, or in
tournaments that can attract thousands of participants at a time. Some of the
tournaments at online casinos act as satellite tournaments with a ticket for
the winner and qualification for one of the major live tournaments in the USA.
On the Internet, the most popular variant of poker is
Texas Hold’em, also the game that probably got the most people to eventually
create an account on any of the hundreds of online gaming portals. It has also
given us some of the casino world’s most famous names where people have gone
from a completely ordinary life to becoming multimillionaires after a tournament
and then making a living from poker.
If we go back in time, the great spread of poker as a
game can be traced back to America and the 19th century, where much thanks to
the river steams on the Mississippi went to new places along the river.
Its riverboats slowly tugged on and as new people on
or off, more people learned how to play poker. With not much else to pass the
time with during these boat trips in terms of other entertainment, the game
quickly became one of the main pleasures passengers could imagine.
At first, the game consisted of fewer cards, but by
the 20th century it had expanded to today’s classic 52. Community card poker
became a concept that caused the phenomenon to explode in popularity even more.
In all its simplicity, the community card means that
some cards are placed in the middle of the table and together with the cards
you have on hand, all are combined to the highest possible hand. Two new games
emerged quickly; Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hold’em. These are almost identical,
the basics are the same with dividends and betting, with a difference in the
number of own cards and players give on hand.