One of the games that have definitely enjoyed an incredible growth in numbers and popularity in recent years is poker. The reasons for this are numerous, including the entry of poker into mainstream television and the broadcasting of events such as the World Series of Poker. In addition, popular versions of poker can now be found in the online poker industry to provide players with a diverse range of options.
Within the category of games known as ‘vying games’, poker is by far the most popular.
The definition of this category is simply that players are in possession of cards (hidden or partially hidden) and make bets into a central pot. The player who manages to create the best combination of cards at the end of the poker round is awarded the pot.
Poker is so popular because it provides players with a diverse range of options. Games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, 5 Card Draw poker and others appeal to a wide range of players, while video poker also provides a twist to the game and the possibility to ‘go solo’.
Online poker has also contributed greatly to the rise in the game’s popularity, and there are literally thousands of sites out there that provide nonstop entertainment and excitement.