The History of Online Poker
Pokerboya is one game that has withstood the test of time and continued to flourish and grow. What once started out as a single game has now become a worldwide competition. With the endless sporting events taking place, this game has evolved into different variations and is still one of the most widely played card games found on or offline.
The history of poker begins way back during the time of the crusades. The game of Solitaire, was played by the knights of the Round Table. The name ‘Solitaire’ was coined from the French word ‘a closed book’, which referred to a large piece of regionally appropriate matter. This game was the game of the rich and prestigious landed gentry.
By the late 16th century the name ‘poker’ was being used to refer to a game for wealthy gentlemen. Poker chips were being referred to as ‘Cheesneys’ and the French term ‘roulette’ was used to refer to the same.
The early poker games were not played with coins. Quite a few players had conceivably been taught how to play the game by one of the many travelling minstolls or gambling houses. Once the poker chips were mass produced and bought by the people, the games slowly but surely moved from the saloons to the tables and eventually to the big casinos.
Nowadays the perception of the game has changed. No longer viewed as a game played by those lower class people, Poker is widely seen as a game played by the super rich and those in the royal hierarchy. This has lead to the games being heavily advertised and televised.
Although the millionaires are taking more interest in poker, it is still the middle and lower classes that are converting into poker. Statistics indicate that about one third of people who regularly play poker are middle class people. About two thirds of the people who play poker are male.
The majority of those in the middle class who play poker are aged between 35 and 60. The average age among the regular poker players is 35.8 years old. The area of main concentration for the middle and lower class gamblers is white wealth.
The study shows that working class people who play poker more frequently are more likely to be helped by online poker than the other two social classes. The study also revealed that women who play poker more frequently are more likely to be psychologically troubled than men.
Online poker has sharply increased in the recent past, and the industry is said to be worth almost $20 billion worldwide. This is a fifty percent increase from the previous year. The rate of increase is highly interesting, given that the last years saw a massive decrease in the poker participation.
There can be many reasons given for the increase in popularity of online poker apart from the fifty percent increase in the general rate of participation. These reasons include the highly televised poker events such as ESPN Texas Hold’em tournament or the World Series of Poker, which have attracted millions of viewers all over the world.
One of the major reasons for the skyrocketing of the online poker industry in the recent past has to do with the introduction of the number one online poker site, which is William Hill, in the year 2000. This was the one website which did not allow the players to have a break even after the deposit, and had a low minimum deposit. Unlike all the other low quality online poker sites which were out there, the William Hill poker site became very popular and many poker players were able to make enough money to completely break even. This website had a heavy restricted player base.
The limits were regulated by Poker Stars in the year 2005. They came up with the idea of having two levels of having arugles. In the lower level arugles were named Ruby and in the higher level arugles were named diamond. This name change was done to coincide with the company’s marketing promotions.
The current leader in online poker is something called PokerStars.com. The site is very popular and the software is very simple to install. The current time on these online poker rooms is about the evening. The limits on these online poker rooms are also flexible. The present day favorite game is Texas hold ‘em. The other games that are available are also available in different degrees of relaxation.
All in all, these online poker rooms are the easiest and most pleasant place to enjoy the game. Before trying your luck on these, you can better understand the importance of planning ahead. If you play in the online poker rooms, you should always have a scheduled time to play. If you’re having financial problems, you should consider getting some outside intervention. An online poker room can let you play for free sometimes, so you can evaluate your skills and have aorneyship for even mediocre poker.
Play with judgment and caution and never play when you are emotional. The poker game is meant to be played with skill and judgment and not with passion and adrenaline.