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There are many theories about how the poker game appeared. Those who want to become professional poker players should know at least basic theories and interesting facts about this game. So, let’s discuss them in detail.

Popular Theories about the Emergence of Poker

It is believed that modern poker has its roots in different cultures over 1,000 years ago. Some researchers believe that the history of the game can be traced back to China of the 10th century. Others think that poker began from the Persian card game “AS NAS” dating back to the 16th century. However, the most trustful theory says that it appeared after the European “Poke” game popular in the 17th century in France.

European games of this type were similar to the Spanish game “primero”, where players were issued three cards, and bluffing was a key part of the game. Some people say that poker arrived in North America with French colonists who settled in New Orleans and Louisiana.