The origins of Texas Hold Em poker
Even though the game of Poker has been around for well over two hundred years, Texas Hold Em, or Holdem as it was originally known (the people in Texas did not feel the need to say Texas, as they were, after in all in Texas at the time, so it was easier to just say Holdem) was thought to have been invented in the early parts of the 1900’s in Robstown, Texas. In Texas, it became the most played version of the game, particularly with what were then considered to be professional poker players as the game gained recognition as the thinking man’s Poker as you would have the chance to bet four times instead of the usual two, which gave room for more tactics, manipulation and strategic play. In 1967 the game travelled to Las Vegas with the help of a group of Texan card players, Crandell Addington, Doyle Brunson, Amarillo Slim, Johnny Moss, Chill Wills, Jack Binion and Puggy Pearson (some were also the founding members of the Horseshoe Casino, which was soon to become the headquarters for the World Series of Poker). Even though the game was widely played all over America, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that the game was introduced to European audiences by two travelling British bookmakers by the names of Terry Rogers and Liam Flood who took it back over to England and sought to spread the Texas Hold Em word as it were. In the early 2000’s the game went global with the introduction of lipstick cams that made the game far more spectator friendly and due to the fact that a complete amateur and an Online wild card entry, Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker allowing the world to believe anybody could both play and win the no limit, World Series of Poker main event.
Texas Hold Em and Live Dealer Online Casinos
When Live Dealer Casino Games were introduced in 2006, Live Dealer Texas Hold Em was one of the first games to be released due to its massive popularity at the time. Live Dealer Texas Hold Em gained such a following due to the social interaction of the game and the fact that playing alone against a computer was not nearly as enjoyable as playing against real life competitors. Millions of people, the world over loved the fact that they could enjoy the convenience of playing online, at home and the social interaction of playing against like minded individuals, especially considering it was easier to practice tips, tricks and techniques against an opponent who could think for themselves and react accordingly. These aspects made it possible for Live Dealer Texas Hold Em to grow into the most popular form of Live Dealer Casino Games.