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Casino Poker Gambling

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
April 14, 2006

Poker is actually a card game, the main popular of a class of games called vying games, in which gamblers with fully or partially hidden cards make wagers into a central pot, which is awarded to the player or players with the best grouping of cards or to the player who makes an uncalled bet. Poker can furthermore refer to video poker which is a single player game seen in casinos to a great extent like a slot machine, or to other games that use poker hand rankings.

Game play

Although the game of poker is played in hundreds of variations, nearly everyone follow the same basic pattern of play. The right to deal each hand in general rotates among the players and is marked by a token called a buck or button. In a casino a house dealer handles the cards for each hand; however a button is rotated among the players to indicate a ostensible dealer to settle on the order of betting. For each hand, one or more players are mandatory to make forced bets to create an initial stake for which the players will compete.

At whatever time during the first or subsequent betting rounds, if any player makes a bet, all other players are required to match it or to surrender their cards and surrender their interest in the pot.

In the last part of the last betting round, if more than one player remains, there is a showdown in which the players disclose their previously hidden cards and evaluate their hands. The player with the most excellent hand according to the casino poker gambling game variant being played wins the pot.

History of casino poker gambling

The history of casino poker gambling is a topic of some debate. The name of the game possibly descended from the French poque, which descended from the German pochen ('to knock'), nevertheless it is not clear whether the origins of poker itself lie with the games having those names. It strongly resembles the Persian game of as nas, and may perhaps have been taught to French settlers in New Orleans by Persian sailors. It is usually regarded as sharing ancestry with the Renaissance game of primero and the French brelan. The English game boast obviously descended from brelan and incorporated bluffing. It is fairly possible that all of these previous games influenced the development of poker as it exists at the present.





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