History of Poker

The history of poker goes back to the beginning of the sixteenth century and the German game Pochspiel (speculative name thereof) which was very popular among the lower classes in Germany. Even the French knew the name “poque” or “pochen” which derived from the German word “pochen” (Dewavegas).

According to the French rules the hand with the total of nine was named a noe or a don’t pass and was the worst hand. In the early history of poker, the name “poker” had different meanings. It was used by the name of various forms of gambling and by the name of a certain game which was very famous in the court of the Queen Elizabeth I. The game was most often played in the saloons of the old West in an elegant room with expensive furniture and in a big Ballroom with the type and style best known as “The Old West”.

The name poker had different meanings according to the places where the game was played. In the early history of poker in New Orleans in the USA the players mainly played their game in a hall that had the ancient wood stained and varnished walls with a floor of green felt as a felt. Then, there was a lot of watching of the cards being shuffled and dealt by the dealer. The sport of cards was very popular among the rich and the court people.

In the court of the Queen Elizabeth I, who was a strong favourite to become the queen of England, there were many cards games were held. Most of the times, the cards were played for the entertainment of the court people and the queens. When there was a tournament in one of the courts of the queens, the cards were traded for with the court mete out of the frying pan.

In those days, the cards were considered to be a mark of social status. The the high class people had learnt how to play the cards in a sophisticated manner. The cards had their own distinct value system regarding the values attached to the cards, the values being eleven, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and so on. Then such cards as the Ace, the King, the Queen and the Jack were named as deuces. The Ace was low while the King was high. The Queen was named as the wheel while the Jack was named as the ball.

In some country, the cards were banned and banned by the authorities. This fact is known as the founding of Americana. When cards were banned in Italy, Germany and England, they were blaming the king of France, currently the Sun King, as the one who had forbidden the playing of cards. The reason behind the king of France was that the French people were greatly attached to the cards and considered them to be a symbol of the country. Thus, the cards became popular in France and decks were sold in France for a long time. However, the attachment of the cards to the country and the kings began to wane as people invented and played other card games.

The Ace and the King were named as pocket cards or the pocket cards. During the French revolution, the revolutionary soldiers played with their pocket cards. Eventually, the French revolution made its way to the United States and the cards were no longer to be seen in the decks. The deck was based on the British deck and the Ace was the number 2.

The very first deck that was played in the U.S. was known as the purebona deck. It was so named because the cards in it were all brass colored. When the American revolution came, the cards were named again, now they were the stars and stripes. During the American revolution, the deck was red with the stars and stripes. This is how the American deck became a standard deck of cards for every deck of cards.