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#1: Three Card Poker Through the Years

The Poker Game by Charles M Russell 1894
This is the first installment of How To Play Three Card Poker – Everything You Need to Know which can be downloaded for free by clicking either eBook icon below.

More than ten centuries ago, various card games involving the basic principals of a ranked card, domino combinations, or the use of “bluffing”, evolved into one of the most popular card games played today. This game, played in various forms, has come to be called “Poker”.

As with many games, the exact origins of three card poker are still uncertain. However, many agree that it appears to have originated from a 16th century Persian card game, As Nas. As Nas was played with 25 cards, and 5 different suits. It was played in a similar fashion to modern 5-card stud Poker, with similar hands rankings, such as three-of-a-kind.

When the game reached Europeans, they called it poque or pochen. However, while poker’s origins may lie in Europe and Persia, it wasn’t truly developed until it arrived in the United States. More specifically, when it arrived in New Orleans! If you’ve read our other Casino game eBooks, you may have noticed a trend with where they seem to originate. Apparently, the Big Easy loves to gamble!

Poker was first widely played in New Orleans in the early 1800’s. Prior to the American Civil War, poker spread quickly from New Orleans to towns throughout the Western frontier. It wasn’t only specific to Poker, as there was a general spread of gambling during this era. Most likely, because the West was largely comprised of speculators and travelers.

During the Wild West period of the United States, nearly every town had a saloon with a Poker table. It was also extremely popular in the Civil war, when soldiers of both armies played.

Since its beginnings, Poker has taken off and never looked back! It is one of the most widely played card games, and has evolved into a number of variations, played anywhere from kitchen tables and private parties, to bars and casinos. It has also become increasingly popular as an online game. However, it is illegal to bet money on any online casino games.

You can also download our eBook, How To Play Three Card Poker – Everything You Need to Know, at either link below:

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