Poker is one of the most popular and fastest-growing games in the world today. Whilst many people play it just for fun with friends, and increasing amount are playing competitive poker often with thousands and sometimes millions of dollars at stake. The rise of poker can possibly be credited to some of the television shows that have been broadcast on television over the last few years such as the World Series of Poker, which became very popular particularly with those in the 18-35 age range. Poker merchandise has been flying off the shelves, and the casinos are more packed than ever. Perhaps the most popular place for poker enthusiasts these days is the internet. Millions of people around the world are logging onto many of the online poker websites to play against others either for fun or for real money.
There is no shortage of poker enthusiasts in the world, and there are plenty of resources to cater for their love of the game. Whether you want to actually play, or you just want to converse with other poker enthusiasts via a blog or forum online, there is no shortage of poker related activities going on at the moment.
For those that love to play the ‘real’ game at a casino, there are usually more poker tables than any other table in the casino. Not only this but they are increasingly catering for a wide range of budgets and styles. Some tables may have minimum bets as low as $0.50 and go up into the tens of thousands for the true poker enthusiasts. There are also many different styles of poker. The most popular form of poker is Texas hold ’em poker, as this is one of the easiest to understand and accessible forms of the game. There are others however that are becoming increasingly popular such as Omaha poker.