Surprisingly Poker, is no more confined
to casinos or bars, in fact it has traveled back to our homes
from where it supposedly originated. The game is not new but is
cherished since a long time. It is the same old cake with
different flavor and essence. A sudden improvement in the
popularity of the game has given rise to many different types of
poker games like Hold Em, Omaha Hold Em, Razz, Seven Card Stud,
and Eight or Better High-Low Stud etc and can be played by
anyone who loves and wishes to play poker.
The players should preferably be more than five or at least five
to play the game genuinely or can be played with the dealerís
choice. But before beginning the game it is necessary for every
players participating in it to train themselves with proper
knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game. If someone
is naÔve to this game, it will wise for him or her to start with
home poker, which has the advantage of not being labeled as a
form of gambling. It is advisable to have requisite and adequate
knowledge of this game if you decide to play in casinos.
There are many poker tournaments being held across the world and
even online and the measure of popularity and the interest of
the poker lovers could be seen when they are found glued to
their television channels like ESPN when these tournaments are
telecasted. Like every other game, Poker tournaments too have
certain specified rules to be strictly followed and those who
are fortunate enough have the opportunity to take millions back
to their homes.
Nowadays almost all big casinos have some or the other poker
tournament going on but the best place to enjoy the game is in
Las Vegas. The players acclaim even the Caribbean Stud form of
poker. This game particular is derived from the Five Card Stud
form of poker and the reliable reason cited behind the
popularity of this game is the brief time period as it does not
involves an entire group to be settled before its commencement
and also because the pot is high for this easily accessible
game. Another reason behind the popularity of poker games could
be the free demonstration classes offered by many casinos to
guide the beginners to achieve the maximum also attracts swarm
of interested people to their workshop. The game is so
influential that even some celebrities and women are also trying
their hands at it.
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