History of poker.

Poker did not just come into existence out of the blues. Like anything else that exists, poker also has its own origin. The game has a place where it originated from and a history of how it came from a minor game to a very popular game across the world.

Its origin. 

There are historians who say that the origin of poker can be traced to a domino card game played a Chinese emperor in the 10th century. There are other historians who say that poker is descendant of the Persian card game ‘As Nas’. This Persian game dates back to the 16th century. The closest European predecessor to poker was Poque that is traced to France in the 17th century. Both Poque and its German equivalent were based on Spanish game primero in the 16th century. Primero featured three cards dealt to each other. Bluffing was a key part of this game. Poque was brought to the settlements of French colonists in North America. 

The spread of poker.

From this point poker spread up the Mississippi River throughout the country. The crews of riverboats that transported goods through that great highway can be thanked for the popularity of this game. During civil war, soldiers from the South and the North played poker. This made it become a staple Wild West saloons in frontier settlements in the 1870s and 1880s. The game was introduced to Europe in 1871 after Queen Victoria heard the United States minister to Great Britain explaining the game to members of her court and she asked the minister for the rules. Several decades later, more general acceptance of poker in Europe occurred. This is attributed to the influence of American soldiers during World War 1.

Poker today.

Today, judi online is a very common game all over the world and is played by very many people from different countries in the world.