TOURNEY REDEFINED THROUGH TIME: Today’s game day, the stakes range has increased from small to a hefty balloon where thousands of dollars can be dealt on the table in one hand. Back then, Poker was known as a gambling past time where pennies are exchanged and barter trade was prevalent. Years passed, as it has become lucrative, players have seen the potential on acing the card game by raising more dough, milking you more for what its worth.
Adding on to the excitement, action and great skills of probability, statistics and strategy. Poker, in its many different forms redefines the element of luck to giving your chance to destiny.
Naturally, evolution took its turn.
Modern tournament play became popular in American casinos after the World Series of Poker (WSOP) began in 1970 held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learning from the champions, strategy books came out sharing the game play encouraging more people to immerse and be on the felt.
1976 WSOP Photo Credit: UNLV
Following footsteps, by the 1980’s, poker rung to be a household name delineating into pop culture into a common recreational activity.
As Poker advanced through time, Poker’s popularity experienced adaptation on the 21st century as the Internet was introduced to the generation. Due to the habituation, eventually it became a sought after spectator sport.
wsop-crowd Photo Credit: PokerIndustry Pro
Opportunity presented in itself, business were injected, following the surge in its popularity. From one tournament came the birth of other global meet: World Poker Tour, European Tour, Asian Pacific Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, as well as other national tours.
In today’s age, tourney redefined large card casinos throughout the world – City of Dreams, Solaire Resort & Casino, Resorts World and Casino Filipino to name the few, host Poker Tournaments. Thus, live-action games and competitive events promote popularity furthermore.
Online poker tours added into the mix of tourneys, the evolution and involvement has been considered more than for casualties but rather a mind sport, restricting and giving it rules on “The Table.”
The evolution of the card rooms and players has changed from what literature have documented. Be forewarned, Poker is more than just wearing those eyewear and bluffs, it’s a mind-fueled activity. It demands great skills, risks to be laid and tons of fun to play.
Far out from the evil façade of ‘gambling’ – Poker’s legitimacy as a sport has been well acceptable and considered. From publishing strategy books inspired from the 1970’s to having it all in-bound, learning from champions and players on the felt to online poker games and the rise of the casinos; if you want to learn more about poker than what the Fundamentals offers – be a spectator and experience it first hand.
Be part of the sport’s growing and evolving industry.
Start with Texas hold’em and we’re pretty sure, you’ll get better.
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