Poker is one of the most famous card games in the world. Although the exact origin of the game is not known entirely to the world, there are written records about the game that dates back to 1820s. There are many variants of the game ranging from three cards or five cards. Regardless of the number of cards, the basic game play is almost the same in which a number of players ranging from four or five sit together deal the determined number of cards to everyone. The deck consists of the remaining cards from which each player can take cards. A player can either show the cards that he has in hands if he thinks, he has the higher combination in the group or raise the stakes if he thinks he will get the better of other players when one more card is dealt with. Alternatively if one thinks continuing in the game is neither good in the interests of him or if he knows that he cannot win the hand, he can simply fold and forgo with the first bet and come out of the game for that hand. The game continues until one shows after attaining the winning combination of full house or has a substantially better set of cards like four of a kind or three of a kind which he thinks will be winning. When no one has winning combination of the poker online game continues until one raises the stake so large that the opponent cannot continue in the game. The winner takes all the bets while the losers in every round get nothing. The bets made by the players who fold are equally shared between the remaining players. This has been the most famous game in the whole of United States of America and it has found its way to other far-off countries. Today most casinos and online casinos offer this game in their gambling center for the reason of its sheer popularity and demand it has among the card players.
Present day advancements and playing poker online
In the early days playing a card game meant going to betting centers which were mainly underground for the reason that gambling was banned in many cities and condemned to be illegal. However with the passage of time people were embracing the game of poker more than others for the suspense and thrill that the game play has to offer. Today playing poker online is easy and widespread. All that one needs to do is to register in an online casino and start playing.