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Poker Tables Poker Chips Gambling 


by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 30, 2006


The origin of poker:


The origin of poker is believed to be in the first and second decade of the 19th century. The predecessors of the present day poker games first appeared in the former French territory centered on New Orleans, which was ceded to the infant United States by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. This place is also considered as the cradle of poker particularly the famous floating salons; the Mississippi steamers that began to ply their trade from about 1811. In those times poker was played with a 20-card pack mainly A-K-Q-J-10 and evenly dealt amongst four players. There was no draw, and bets were made on a narrow range of combinations for example one pair, two pair, triplets or full, so called because it is the only combination in which all five cards are active and four of a kind. Unlike classic Poker, in which the top hand or the royal flush can be tied in another suit, the original top hand consisting of four Aces, or four kings and an Ace, was absolutely unbeatable.


About poker tables:


In reference to the game a poker table can be any table on which poker can be played. Most of the poker tables that are available in shops are designed to imitate the casino style of poker tables and are available in few sizes and shapes. However in case of the standard dimensions of a poker table that are used in international poker tournaments, the tables are designed for 4-8 players and the shape is oblong. The table ought to have white padded border about 8 inches wide present around the external surface against which players can lean their hands or arms while playing.


The poker chips:


Poker chips are those tokens that are used in casinos. The chips represent a fixed amount of money. In the world of gambling the chips are often described as checks or cheques. Most of the authentic chips are made of clay. The casino poker chips are available in different colors that commonly include red, white, blue and sometimes black. However the value of the chips of different colors in terms of money varies from place to place and casino to casino.  owever the value for money However  the value of the chips of different colors in terms of money varies from place to place and casino to casino.  


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