Game Room & Gaming (08)
Here is an article about the disputed history of poker evolution. When the joker was introduced as a wild card in 1875, the European influence of poker ended. Further development of the game was essentially American. Site features sections about Texas hold-em strategies, college poker, poker news, hold-em poker articles, poker tournaments, poker players, poker strategy, poker hand rankings, poker trivia, poker promotions, poker questions and answers, poker tournament recaps, Texas hold-em downloads and Texas hold-em poker games.
Poker History and Resources
Article focuses on the history and types of poker. Three games successively dominated poker, particularly as limit-betting games in the USA, during the first century and a half of poker history: draw, seven-card stud, and hold-em, with each game cornering over 2/3 of the market during their ascendancy. Draw was far ahead in popularity until sometime in the early 20th century, when seven-card stud took the lead, which it kept until about 1980, thriving in the armed forces during WWII, and then during the rise of the Nevada casino industry in the fifties and sixties. It seems reasonable to suggest that the natural division of the market between stud and communal-card games will become more equal, now that stud is available in a form which can compete on equal terms as both a limit and a big-bet game. Product links include a poker chip monogram, poker combo deals, poker accessories, poker table tops, poker tables, poker cases, poker chip sets, plastic poker chips and casino poker chips.
The History of Roulette
The term "Roulette" is derived from a French word meaning small wheel. The origin of Roulette is not very clear. While some sources state that Blaise Pascal, a 17th Century French mathematician invented the roulette wheel, other sources state that the game originated in China and was brought to Europe by Dominican monks who were trading with the Chinese. However, the single "0" modification was rejected in America and the two zeros "00" where returned to the Roulette wheel. The Roulette wheel gained a great deal of popularity in America during the California Gold Rush. Site also includes roulette playing information, types of roulette, a table layout, a roulette glossary, live roulette and roulette news.