Poker is the most popular card game which unarguably entertains and challenges the player’s ability to observe and analyze the situation ad make quick decisions. Here are some unknown and interesting facts about online poker real money that will leave you amazed.
- Longest poker game
The longest poker game started in 1881 and ran 24 hours for 8 years, 5 months and 3 days that was held at the Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona.
- Origin of the game
There are many theories about the origin of the word ‘poker’. According to some historians, the game is evolved from a domino card game played by a Chinese emperor in 10th century. The poker name might also be derived from French game ‘Poque’ or German ‘Pochen’.
- Player who won maximum WSOP bracelets
Phil Hellmuth won the WSOP bracelet 14 times (1989, 1992, 1993(3 times), 1997, 2001, 2003(2 times), 2006, 2007,2012, 2012(WSOP Europe) and 2015).
- Hand that named after a tennis player
Starting hand AK is named after former tennis player Anna Kournikova. It means the hand that looks better than it plays.
- Popular gaming destination in India
Goa is such a place that has a reputation of being poker players’ paradise. It is the home of many popular poker rooms in India. The players from all over the country and international players visit Goa to participate in tournaments and cash games in the luxurious poker rooms.
- Underwater poker
You can play underwater among real sharks at Lady Luck underwater poker tournament in Florida. It is an annual tournament where the winners of qualifying rounds play the final hands underwater with special cards and chips. The winner will get the champion’s trophy, fame and prizes. You can participate in Texas Holdem tournament for free (no re-buys or buy-ins).
- Dead man’s hand
The hand with two pairs (black eight and black aces) is known as dead man’s hand as American folk hero Wild Bill Hickok was playing the hand in a game when he was shot in the back of his head.
- The four kings
The four kings on modern cards represent historical figures like Kings of Clubs is Alexander (King of Macedonia), Kings of hearts is Charlemagne (King of France), King of spades is David (King of Israel) and King of Diamonds is Augustus (Roman Caesar).
- Most watched sport
After car and soccer racing, poker is the third most talked and viewed about sport on American television.
- Not started with 52 cards
Earlier the poker game was played with deck of 20 cards. Only 4 players can play on one table. The players are dealt with five cards and they bet on who had the best 5 cards.
- Possible hand combinations
You can create 2.5 million hand combinations from a deck of 52 cards.
- Bonus fact
Las Vegas Casinos have no windows or clocks on the gaming floor as they believe that the players spend longer hours on the table if they lose track of time.