Evolution of Poker

Evolution of Poker

The game of poker has evolved through the years, from seedy backroom games to the flashiest casinos around the world, its history studded with famous places and characters: presidents, generals, movie stars all have played and continue to play poker. 

Today, poker is carefully regulated by gambling laws, and saloons have given way to casinos and card rooms. Poker is played more than any other card game in the world, and it has grown into a sporting event, with competitions and tournaments taking place almost every week of the year somewhere in the world.

If you compare the prizes of major sporting events around the world, you will find that the monetary outcome of any given event in Poker would (pardon the pun) stack up. Poker today is one of the fastest growing sporting events, with plenty of air coverage not just for important events - such as the WSOP and the WPT - but also as regularly scheduled shows, such as the popular Poker after Dark and High Stakes Poker).

The pinnacle of the poker world is The World Series of Poker. This annual event attracts players from all over the world every year to compete for money and titles as the world's top Poker players. Every May, the only place poker players want to be is at the World Series of Poker at Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas, NV.

When it comes to online poker “The PartyPoker.com Million” is one event you will not want to miss: qualify online for the finals and play in the $1,500,000 tournament aboard a week long cruise.

In spite of recent restrictive legislation banning online gaming in several countries, poker continues to grow and flourish, both online and offline, in more and more countries around the world.