Not much is known about the actual invention of this game; however, it was recognized officially for the first time in Robstown in the state of Texas in the early nineteen hundreds, and to this very day Robstown is known as the birthplace of the game. Due to popularity the game spread throughout the state of Texas and around the late nineteen hundreds was introduced by a group of card payers and avid gamblers to Las Vegas.
Originally the game was called Hold’em and at that time was more of a thinking game as you bet only twice Hold’em which allowed one to play strategically. At that time there was only one casino that offered the game and that was the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and the room used for the poker players was merely a room that’s floor was covered in sawdust and was not appealing for the richer folk which moved on to what was known then as the Dunes Casino and from there the game spread. The very first poker tournament which also included several other games was held in 1969. Texas Hold’em is now played by professionals as well as non professionals worldwide.
Firstly if you are not sure what Texas Hold’em is well it is one of the variations of the standard poker card games and comprises of 2 cards being dealt to you face down and 5 other cards which are known as community cards placed by the person dealing whereby a series of 3 card are dealt and then 2 additional cards are dealt by the dealer and then each participating player is given an option to view his hand and then place a bet or just throw in his hand after each deal. The players may or may not bet before the flop on the flop or on the turn or maybe on the river.
The whole objective behind Texas Hold’em which is the same as any other game of poker is the players compete for an amount of money which is pooled by the players and is called the pot. The dealer deals the cards randomly so the players have no control over what cards are dealt although each player will make an attempt to control the pot money which is based on the hand the player holds.
The poker game is divided into different series of deals and at the end of each hand the pot will be awarded to only one player usually although it can be divided between the other players as it all depends on the circumstances. If the hand ends at shutdown then the other players will compare their hands and the player that has the highest cards in his hand will win the pot. The highest hand is usually only one person but on rare occasions there may be another player that also has a high hand in which case the pot will be divided.
However another possibility which could occur on conclusion of a hand is that all the players will fold and when they fold the players then have no claim to the pot and the player that never folded will be able to claim the pot. Players do not play with the objective of winning every hand played as they would rather make a calculated decision on how much to bet, call, raise or fold as this is a far better way of playing as the player maximizes their long term winnings which in turn maximizes the players expected gain when betting on each round.
If you are a professional then this game speaks for itself and for those that would like to play the game I suggest you do some research online firstly as this game needs a fair amount of strategy and know how otherwise you could end up losing your money.