A game that combines strategy, and skill, Poker is full of wits and bluffs. All around the world, Poker is arguably the most famous card game both in casinos and virtual online casinos.
The game of poker is nearly 1000 years old, as interesting as that fact is, we are bringing you some unknown facts about the game that is often considered too difficult to understand.
Here we go:
In the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event, the Champion has never won the title with Poker Aces. Ironically, the runner-up has had the Pocket Aces twice during the final hand and still he lost. Source - https://en.wikipedia.org
Another interesting fact is that you cannot play Texas Hold 'em in Texas. Poker rooms are originally illegal in Texas, except for this one casino on an Indian reservation.
The 4 kings of a standard deck of cards represent great rulers of the past namely King David of Israel, King Charlemagne of France, Alexander the Great and Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus.
The game of poker has its own world tournament, known as the 'World Series of Poker'. It was first played in 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The largest ever game of poker was played in the UK, in 2013. The poker tournament had 225,000 players who played for a $ 25,000 top prize.
Players tend to be extremely superstitious when it comes to Poker. Some believe in wearing dirty clothes, others believe in keeping lucky charms. Every player has his own superstition when it comes to playing poker.
A 7-card poker hand has over 300 million combinations.
With all these mind-boggling facts, who wouldn't want to keep playing the game of Poker?