European and American Poker History – Texas Holdem version benefits
With the large variety of poker games available online, some people are wondering why Texas Holdem is still the most popular version of poker in the online casinos. Well, it might be the history of this game, or the simple rules. One thing is certain. If you enter an online casino at the poker section, you will discover that 70 % of players are playing Holdem Poker.
The popularity of this game online is surprising especially because this was not the first version of poker ever played. During the 17th century, poker was only played in Europe, being the privilege of wealthy French and English aristocracy. Holdem was considered the “poor” cousin of European poker, as it was played by American immigrants in Texas and other American states. However, the main advantage of Texas Holdem was the fact that this game was available even for poorer gamblers, and we can say that this variety of poker made the game accessible to any person that wanted to play it.
Of course, today you can play Holdem and classic European poker at the same online casinos. However, the simple rules of Holdem, the pace of this game and the possibility to bet four times during the same round made this game so popular. In the online environment, you can find a large number of Holdem tournaments both for beginners and advanced players, and the popularity of this game can only grow, considering the interest of the online casinos to promote this variety of poker.