The last number of years, poker grew out to be the most popular card game in the world. There are several different varieties of poker, like Seven Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold’em which is the most popular form of the game. You can play poker in casinos all over the world, and most countries also know a wide variety of poker tournaments. Every year the World Series of Poker are held in Las Vegas. During the WSOP there are many events in almost all forms of poker and thousands of people travel to Nevada to try and get their hands on one of the much coveted WSOP Bracelets. The Main Event of the World Series is played in the No-Limit Texas Hold’em format, and the winner of this tournament is crowned Poker World Champion.
Growing Popularity of Poker
The poker game, and especially Texas Hold’em, has always been relatively popular in the United States. It was not until the release of the movie Rounders in 1998 that poker saw its first major international boom in popularity. After Rounders came out millions of people all over the world got familiar with the game and poker became a worldwide phenomenon. The popularity of poker grew even more after Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event in 2003. Moneymaker had only just begun playing poker and won his ticket to the Main Event by playing a free tournament. Moneymaker showed people that one could make millions by playing poker without having to invest any money. This miracle story made poker even more popular and nowadays thousands of people try their luck during the World Series.
Another reason why poker became so popular is that because of the internet players could now easily get access to poker tables and tournaments and play against people from all over the world without having to leave their home. You can find online poker rooms all over the internet. Most online casinos offer one or more forms of poker to their players and there are many online poker rooms that only focus on poker and do not offer any other games. Internet poker is probably the biggest money maker for the online casinos, but also for the players. The casino only takes a very small part of the bet as rake, the rest of the money is to be won by the players on the table. By making use of the extensive bonus offers that almost all poker rooms provide to their players, one can make a lot of money without having to invest too much of their own money. Many players have become millionaires in only a few months by playing poker online, so it is not strange that poker has become so popular.