The game of poker is cherished since a long time. It has caught a lot of publicity and fanfare in past few decades. Now there are many poker tournaments across the world and even online. Poker lovers all over the world are glued to their television channels like ESPN when these tournaments are telecasted.
Poker is not just confined to casinos or bars. In fact it has traveled back to our homes from where it supposedly originated. A surge in the popularity of the game has given rise to many different types of poker games. Like Hold Em, Omaha Hold Em, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Eight or Better High-Low Stud etc. These games can be played by anyone who loves and wishes to play poker. If someone is naïve to this game, better start with home poker, which has the advantage of not being labeled as a form of gambling. So a young group of guys and gals can try their hands at Texas Hold Em or Five Card Draw.
The players should preferably be more than five or at least five to play the game authentically. Else the game can be played with the dealer’s choice. But before commencing the game it is necessary for everyone playing it to have knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game. If the is played domestically the information might be that perfect but if you move out to play in casinos, it is advisable to have requisite and adequate knowledge of this game.
Like every other game Poker tournaments too have certain specified rules about the structuring of prizes, fees and betting. Those who win have the opportunity to take millions back to their homes. The best place to enjoy the charming game is known to be a casino in Las Vegas. Nowadays almost all big casinos have some or the other poker tournament going on. The Caribbean Stud form of poker is adorable and acclaimed by the players. This game is derived from the Five Card Stud form of poker. It is popular because the game is for a relatively short duration of time, as it does not require an entire group to be settled before its commencement. Despite of it the pot is high for this comparatively easily comprehensible game. Besides Caribbean Stud games like Texas, hold em and seven card stud are also cherished by people.
Many casinos like Excalibur offer free demonstration classes to tutor the beginners about this addictive game. It brings to them lot of crowd and sale. The aura and charisma of the game is such that it makes many celebrities too try their hands at it. Even women are getting attracted to the widespread popularity of this game. Surveys reveal that those sports channels telecast good number of poker tournaments are most liked by people. The best show is supposed to be The World Poker Tour, which can be viewed on the Travel Channel. According to the staggering rise in the glory of this game it would perhaps be right to say -if you want to have fun, play poker once!
Source Suresh Gupta