The Basics of Poker

There are many different types of poker games, each with its own distinct rules. The bluffing and misdirection spirit that make this game so popular has led to several mythical origins. In Europe, the game probably began as the 17th-century French game poque. This is from which we get the word "poker," and the term evolved into the German version of primero. French settlers brought the game to North America and spread the game across the continent. The game of poker has a long and storied history. In 18th-century France, card hustlers were known as poque. The term remained popular, but was changed to "poker" when it became a common sport. This term also refers to a game played in Germany that involves bluffing called pukka. The word "poke" may have been derived from the use of the word...

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