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History of Texas Holdem

No one seems to know the exact origins of Texas hold’em poker, although it is thought to have been created in Robstown, Texas in the early part of the 20th century.
During the late 1960s, card players including Doyle Brunson and Amarillo Slim introduced the game to Las Vegas. When Benny Binion moved the World Series of Poker to his Horseshoe Casino in Vegas in 1970, the Main Event was no-limit Texas hold’em and has stuck since. It is rather humorous to think that the 1972 Main Event attracted eight entrants.

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Online Poker Origins

In 1998 Planet Poker dealt the first real money online poker hand. Many more were to come.
Of all the online poker sites that are well known these days – Pokerstars, Party Poker, Full Tilt, Paradise Poker – it was a Planet Poker that got there first. In 1997 a poker enthusiast called Randy Blumer started to develop a website that could offer poker players the chance to play online for real money. On January 1 1998 Blumer launched Planet Poker.

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