Poker is considered to be born in america in the next half of the 20th century. To get a long time poker continues to be only one of present risks but everything changed in 1970. The owner of a celebrated casino “Binion’s Horseshoe” in Vegas, a fantastic enjoyment of poker and an distinguished player Benni Binion and his son Jack Binion coordinated in their casino a tournament between the most known US players. In the tournament took part six players that have been competing during seven days in gaming of different types of poker. A winner was established by voting and that was Johnny Moss. This tournament provoked a poker boom among folks and brought more crowd. Many individuals expressed their will to participate in the next similar tournament. Binion took selection to carry on organizing such tournaments and united them below the name World Series of Poker (WSOP). Every year the number of WSOP players grew in geometric progression. If in 1971 the variety of players made 14 individuals, in 2004 it made 1700, in 2005 – 5800, in 2006 – 8900 and in 2007 – over 6 300.
WSOP is the best tournament but moreover that a lot of another attractive and popular tournaments happened in Paris, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Moscow etc.
Poker was given a powerful motivator in development and popularization in the 90s of the past century with development of the web network and look of online poker rooms. Poker turned to function as the most relevant and the best gamble for an incredible number of users all around the world. Poker fever in Internet remains going on. Mostly thanks to net numerous people prepared to compete in “live” tournaments, clubs is growing by leaps and bounds. And now nobody is surprised by the truth that the victor of esteemed poker competitions are skillful casino players experienced in online poker room games.
Nowadays poker isn’t any more a betting, it turned into a popular socially significant phenomenon. Therefore, according to the data of the American Gambling Association in 2005 the variety of people willing to play poker made 35% of the United States population aging from 21 to 39, 18% of the US population aging from 40 to 49, 15% of the United States population aging from 50 to 64, 11% of the US population aging over 65. In conformity with all the outcome of the polls by the Association for most of the folks poker is greater than the usual gamble, it become a means of communication, a nice leisure.
Poker became mainly covered by many medias. Popularity of the risk in the modern world lets co-exist a dozen specialized magazines dedicated exclusively to poker , online poker rooms, poker players, poker strategies. The most used of them are the magazines “Poker Europa”, “Card Player”, “Poker Magazine”, “Bluff”, “Woman Poker Player” etc. The last few years were marked with a fit of poker. Poker turned to be extremely entertaining sport gamble. Many sport channels pay significant section of time and give prime time to amazing poker tournaments.
This brings up a question: why poker and no other risk, for instance roulette? The answer is apparent. Correct poker playing is based not on a blind success, poker is a contest of intellectuals, contest of logics, psychology, skill to sort possible actions, to count effects, a unique zest is regarded to be some emotional processes semi bluff and bluff.