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Burton Poker Club was found to provide poker players with profound and detailed information on poker as well as to conduct poker tournaments for players of different skill level. Each month we hold poker tournaments at Burton where poker fans have fun, commu­nicate and win good money. If you want to become a part of our community, please write to [email protected].
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Poker Basics and Rules

Poker traditions have been around since the invention of the game of poker and this was around 900 A.D. in China. Since this time the game of poker has evolved and it has resulted in several Chinese emperors starting to play other related games such as domino. Even though this is the time that most people believe the game was invented there are also other school of thoughts that believe that the game was invented in the 17th century in Persia going by the name Nas. At this time the game had a deck of cards that only consisted of 25 cards which had 5 different suits. The Persian sailors were the ones that taught the French settlers how to play the game and this was in New Orleans.

Poker Basic RulesThis game is similar to the 5 card stud poker game that is still being played today. The initial game was also using ranked hands that are similar to the ones of some poker game variations. It is also claimed that the French and German ancestors also had their traditional poker games going by the names Poque and Pochen respectively and they are also responsible for introducing another traditional game known as Pochspiel. During the 1800's the game of poker really became popular and this is when the 52 deck of cards was introduced to support the high number of players that were streaming into casinos to play this game.

It was also in the 1800's that the flush concept was introduced to the game. In the civil war era the game also experienced significant changes as this was the time the draw poker and stud poker variants introduced the five card versions as well as the straight were introduced. Most of these introductions are the main reasons that the game became exceptionally popular. It is also this time that the game really came under attack from cheats and swindlers. Poker games were also really popular during the Wild Wild West era and this was especially in riverboat as well as saloons and this was for both the professional and amateur gamblers. During this time the game was going by the name Faro. Players were supposed to bet against the dealer or the banker and they were not allowed to draw 2 face down cards thereby one card was for the player and the other for the dealer.

The game of poker was made legal in many American states during the 1900's and this resulted in many people from various parts of the world going to the US to enjoy this game. Today the game of poker can be played in almost all the countries in the world and it is also available on the internet. It is important to keep in mind that the rules of this games vary from casino to casino and are regulated by different authorities.

Selected Casinos
  • Bodog Bodog Poker
    Bonus: €300, Total: 225%;
    USA players not welcome;
  • Sportsbook Sportsbook
    Bonus: £200, Total: 75%;
    All USA players welcome;