Poker is possibly the most popular card game in the world and the favourite game in the United States. Its history is normally associated to legends of the wild west, guns and saloons, but it is believed to have been originated in New Orleans where a French colony was settled.
As Nas, a Persian game played by the French was associated to the French game "Poqué" with its bluffing and betting. Poker also has its similarities to a 3 card game played in England, and with the German Pochen.
Around 1830, the 52 card deck was regularly used and poker rules slowly became standardised.Learn to Play