Texas Holdem Poker History

The Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular poker games played today. It is most prevalent in American casinos. The World Series of Poker also incorporates this game in its no limit form. This is also the most important game played in the World Poker Tour. Internationally, this is a widely recognized game and hence it is necessary to know about the Texas Holdem history.

Where did it all start?
The term ‘poker’ comes from the German word “pochen” that means ‘to knock’. There is sufficient evidence as to the origins of this game of poker. It is also not known how this name came about. The game did originate in Texas. According to the legend, the earliest version of this game was played in a town called Robstown, in around 1990. The game first came to Dallas, Texas in 1925.

Why is Texas Holdem popular?
This game was introduced in Las Vegas by famous Texan card players like Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim etc. There are other versions of this game which has made Texas Holdem even more popular such as the no limit form and Doyle Brunson’s Super System 2. This game was most popular in the 1970s with the advent of the Casino in Las Vegas. It was not just popular among adults but there were various modifications done to the game over time which ensured this game was suited to every age. Online Texas Holdem is a sign of popularity today.

There are various matches and tournaments which contributed to the history of Texas Hold’em Poker. The main poker event took place in Riverside Casino where there were simultaneous invitations to small Poker tournaments. This slowly increased and soon there were a lot of poker players coming in for such tournaments. In 1972, several players participated in the World Series of Poker tournament. Almost 3 decade later, the number of participants shot up to 800. It has been seen that over the past five years, the popularity of these tournaments broadcast on TV has grown, making it one of the most popular games played in the world of poker.

Casinos are not the only place that host poker games like these. Online Texas Holdem is also very popular in today’s world. There are unaccountable players who participate in this form of the game. It is very easy to get into the loop of Texas Hold’em but it is important to remain aware of the historic and present scenario of these poker games.

This entry was posted in Poker on November 7, 2012.

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