This article will completely reveal all the Texas Holdem Poker history to date, including how Doyle Brunson revolutionized Holdem.

Texas Hold em is undoubtedly the most popular variety of poker games. You shall find it prevalent in almost all the casinos of the United States.

Texas Holdem Poker History – Old Times

There exists no clear evidence regarding the origin of Texas Holdem Poker. The saying goes that this popular game originated in Robstown, Texas during the third decade of 19th century and soon spread throughout Texas.

A group of gambling and card-playing enthusiasts, which included Crandell Addington, Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim, introduced Hold em to Las Vegas in 1967.

In the beginning, Golden Nugget Casino was the only casino which offered Texas Hold em in Las Vegas. But the Golden Nugget’s poker rooms were extremely dirty and filthy. Because of its poor ambience, Golden Nugget did not receive many rich-class clients. In 1969, the professional Texas Hold em players were invited to play at Dunes Casino.

Texas Holdem Poker History – Getting Popular

Dunes’ prominent ambience, coupled with the lack of experience of poker players with Texas Holdem, resulted in stipendiary game for the professional Hold em players. Benny and Jack Binion, in 1970, started ‘World Series of Poker’ in their casino Binion’s Horseshoe, Las Vegas. The popularity of the game has grown leaps and bounds since then.

There were only 8 players in the first World Series of Poker tournament; and in 2002, this figure skyrocketed to 800 players. Now, the World Series of Poker is televised all over the United States, which means the game has grown in popularity too.

Texas Holdem Poker History – New School Success

New Holdem tournaments are popping up around the world and new players are getting in to this game every day.

In 1978, Doyle Brunson authored and self-published his radical strategic guide to Texas Hold em; the “Super System”. This book transformed the way Hold em was played.

Today, this book is considered as the Bible for Texas Holdem players. Later on, in early 1980s, the game was introduced in Europe by bookmakers Terry Rogers and Liam Flood.

Texas Holdem Poker History – Online Poker Takes Over

Thanks to modern electronic media, Holdem players need not travel all the way to Las Vegas or any local casino to enjoy the exciting game. Online poker sites offer you to play the game from just about anywhere in the world.

You only need to have an internet access. So, whether you are sipping coffee in the privacy of your own room or you are on an outing, you can enjoy this fascinating game from wherever you want.

By Alex Poker
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