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 The History Of Texas Holdem Poker
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Texas holdem poker is the most famous poker game variety. In fact, there is no offline or online casinos that do not offer Texas holdem poker. While there are no clear accounts on the origin of Texas holdem poker, the only thing known about this poker game is that it originated in Robstown, Texas in the early 19th century. It was originally known as Holdem and not Texas holdem poker that we know today. Also, it was considered as the thinking man’s game because of the strategies involved in playing Texas Holdem poker.
 
It was in 1967 when Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson, and Crandell Addington introduced Texas holdem poker in Las Vegas. The Golden Nugget Casino was the first casino to offer Texas holdem poker among the gamblers. In fact, it was the only casino to do such. However, this casino was poorly received by various rich-class clienteles. After just two years, Brunson, Slim and Addington were invited to play in another casino known as the Dunes Casino.
 
Dunes Casino has a varied client base as well as prominent ambiance. However, most players were new to Texas holdem poker hence the games resulted to stipendiary for the three key players. In 1970, as Texas holdem poker is slowly gaining grounds, Jack and Benny Binion acquired rights to ‘Gambling Fraternity Convention’ which was a great disappointment and changed the name to ‘World Series of Poker’. The venue of the tournament was the Binion’s Horseshoe, owned by Jack and Benny. In 1971, Tom Thackrey, a journalist, suggested that the tournament’s main event should be the Texas holdem but this time, it should be no-limit. 

In 1978, Doyle Brunson wrote and published his book ‘Super System’, a strategic guide to playing Texas holdem poker. This book revolutionized the way people treat Texas holdem poker. Considered the most important book in the world of Texas holdem poker, ‘Super System’ became the bible which every Texas holdem poker player refers to when learning various strategies about the game.

Another book came into being in 1983 entitled ‘The Biggest Game in Town’. The book was published by Al Alvarez, which discusses the World Series of Poker (WSOP), as well as the world of professional poker. The book basically detailed the world that only professional poker players know. The ‘The Biggest Game in Town’ marked the start of poker literature, bringing Texas holdem poker information accessible to more people.          

During the first World Series in 1972, there were only 8 players which later grew into 100 players by the year 1982 and more than 200 in 1991. Today, World Series of Poker with which Texas holdem poker is a staple of the tournament which is televised all over the US.
 
In the UK, Texas holdem poker was introduced in early 1980s. The game was introduced by Liam Flood and Terry Rogers.
Because of the increasing popularity of Texas holdem poker, more and more tournaments are created and with new faces at each tournament. Because of this popularity, casino operators had penetrated the Internet to cater for those casino enthusiasts who are not able to travel all the way to Las Vegas. The first online casino was actually launched in 1990s.






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