Poker is one of the world’s favourite card game. The game is played in casinos, online and people’s residence. If you play poker or have played before, you probably believe you know all there is about poker. However, there are fascinating facts that you have probably never heard of.

Below are some interesting facts about poker that you probably didn’t know about.

Texas Hold’em

This is the most popular poker game in the world. However, it is interesting that note that it is illegal to play it in Texas. This is due to gambling laws which prohibit one from playing Texas Hold’em in the state. 

First Poker Chips Were Made From Wood, Ivory, Bone and Clay.

Prior to the poker chips that are currently used, players would bet with gold dust, nuggets and even gold bars. However, it was difficult to assign value to rounds that are being played and as such, the need to come up with poker currency.  Gaming houses decided to make clay, bone, ivory and wood chips to represent certain values.

The First Online Poker Game Was Played in January 1 1998

There were no judi online games prior to 1998. There were mere glitches which did not involve real money. On 1 January 1998, money poker was made available through “Planet Poker” website. This is where the multi-billion dollar poker industry was born.

Poker Can Run a Long Time

Depending on the number of people at the table and the stake, poker can run for ages. The longest poker game ever recorded unbelievably ran for eight years and five months. The game was continuous with players joining and others leaving. The game would have gone on for longer had it not for floods which stopped it.

The Most Successful Online Poker Player is Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan is the most successful online poker player of all time. Dwan successfully converted $50 to over $5,000,000.