The first, proven references refer to the times of gold rush in the US, Australia, and Africa, when thousands and thousands of people broke out and overcame half the world to get a chance for wealth. It was there, behind the card tables, the states about which legends are walking today were made and lost.

In a modified form, most of the games came in the twentieth century, overgrown with new rules and restrictions, varieties and types. This period was marked by the appearance of gambling houses – forerunners of modern casinos, where the game was at the forefront. Such houses were heavily criminalized, controlled by groups that took the lion’s share of profits.

Since this era, the persecution of gambling began and the history of poker has experienced a period of illegality and criminalism, when players were arrested, punished, often quite severely.


Casino became a compromise between underground games and the desire of the authorities to replenish the treasury and bring the game into a relatively adequate framework. The number of games began to grow and expand, the profitability of such establishments bypassed any production and trade. It was at this stage began to appear tournaments, series of games and other events designed to increase the popularity of poker.

The most attractive measures were the huge prize funds received by the winners. Until the end of the twentieth century, the history of poker has moved along, but the appearance and active development of the Internet has noticeably weakened the ranks of regulars of gambling establishments.

The convenience of a quality game without leaving home was appreciated by the players, especially in those regions where there were no gambling establishments. The history of poker has got a new turn.

With the increasing number of projects offering a poker game for money or for interest, the level of security of service, improving the quality of work and other important components of the process has also increased.

Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud and other varieties gained considerable popularity and resulted in independent directions, as the game is conducted between opponents and the “institution” does not participate in it.

An alternative to institutions were poker rooms offering excellent game conditions, a lot of bonuses, tournaments, meetings and training.

The proposal was appreciated and thousands of players around the world agreed to confront the characters and gambling strategies behind the virtual tables.