Jul
21
2019

Poker – From the ‘Cheating Game’ to Respectability

There is a dispute among card historians as to the exact origins of the card game known as ‘Poker’. Some claim that it is a derivation of a centuries old Persian game called ‘Nas’, while others insist that it is Chinese in origin started Emperor Mu-tsung. The French imported a Spanish card game called ‘Pochen’ (which they renamed ‘Poque’) into New Orleans which most people agree was the beginning of the game we now know as Poker.

The game of Poker quickly spread up the Mississippi via the Riverboat gamblers of the 1800′s. The earliest written accounts of the card game of Poker was made by Jonathan H. Green where he referred to Poker in his writings as ‘The Cheating Game’, a name that probably refers to both the idea of ‘bluffing’ (a major part of the game and until Poker seldom found in card games) and the amount of money lost to those who were unfortunate enough to lose their money to the riverboat gamblers of the period.

Poker soon became a part of Americana during this country’s Wild West era. There was hardly a saloon or hotel that didn’t have a Poker game in progress either in a backroom or at a table.

Until recently Poker was relegated to a card game that was played at a ‘boy’s night out’ gathering or by professionals at gaming casinos or illegal gambling houses. With the growth of the internet and the sudden rise of Poker variants such as “Texas Hold’ Em” Poker has now found its way into the social mainstream. Now everyone from housewives to professional gamblers are playing the game.

The game of poker has taken off like wildfire in both the United States and abroad. Poker sets are ‘flying’ out of the game stores and many stores have poker tables on back order because of the recent demand. There are now cable channels that are dedicated to the card game, and high stakes games are now televised nationally. Poker has become a true cultural phenomenon; one that the internet has taken full advantage of.

Before the advent of internet gaming sites, a poker player had to sit down at a table with other players in order to wager on a poker game. Since a major part of poker gambling involves ‘bluffing’ (pretending that you have a better hand than you actually have) the visual signals that one player could glean from another (often called ‘tells’) were critical for true gambling success. Now card players can play, wager, and bluff without ever seeing their opponent, shifting the emphasis from physiological clues to psychological pressure.

Currently there are literally hundreds of poker websites which cater to the beginner player all the way up to gambling poker professionals where hundreds of thousands of dollars can be won or lost on a single hand. Most of the online poker sites attempt to create a relaxed and ‘player-friendly’ environment in an attempt to allay the fears of first time players. Most allow new players a large amount of freedom to ‘roam’ the various ‘rooms’ and even observe actual games in progress so that they can get a ‘feel’ for the differences of online play verses the more traditional ‘live’ poker game.

The card game of poker has had an image overhaul. No longer is it a game played by card sharks and men in smoke filled rooms hidden away from the general public. It is now played by housewives, businessmen, and even little old ladies in Pasadena.

Comments Off
Jul
13
2019

Mobile Casino Gambling For Free Or Real Money: A Guide

Gambling wherever you are. It’s now possible using a mobile phone. It isn’t hard at all to install a mobile casino game like roulette, slots or blackjack on your mobile phone. In this article we’ll answer the following questions. How long does it take before a casino game is installed on my mobile phone? What kind of gambling games are available? Is it also possible to gamble on an iPhone? What are the steps to install a casino game on my mobile phone? How to play for free?

Games available for mobile phone gambling.

Roulette
This game has a wheel with numbers on it. Each of this numbers is colored red or black. Except for the 0 which has a green colour. In the basis you have to predict on which number the ball stops. With roulette you can place all kinds of bets. It’s possible to place a bet on the color. When you predicted this right you receive two times your bet. The highest pay out is when you predicted the right number. This will pay out 36 times your bet.

Blackjack
With blackjack you play a card game against the bank. The target of both of you is to get a hand of cards as close as possible to 21. When you have more then 21 you’re busted and the same rule applies to the bank. When you have a better hand then the bank you’ll receive two times your bet.

Slots
A slot game is the easiest game to play in a casino. With gambling slots you just have to press a start button and wait if a winning combination hits the pay lines. There’s absolutely no skill involved. When you select a slot machine in a mobile phone casino it’s sensible that you do that on basis of the best pay out scheme.

Next to the games above it’s also possible to play video poker, horse racing and baccarat on your cell phone.

How to install a mobile casino game on your phone?

First of all it’s always possible to play a game for free without download or registration. This is the case with most mobile casino games. Just click the option demo play and you’ll be playing a nice gambling game for free. When you want to play for real money on your cell phone the process isn’t hard too. Just select the game you want to play and then choose for the option play for real. Then you need to fill in some personal details and when that’s done you’re almost ready to play for real money. You make a deposit via the cashier and upon your first deposit you’ll receive a nice bonus, generally speaking. This process won’t take more than a minute or two.

iPhone casino playing

It’s possible to play casino games on your iPhone as well. But do some research if a particular mobile casino actually provides in iPhone casino gambling. Not every mobile casino offers an iPhone version

Comments Off