History of online poker games
 
The origin of online poker games is widely disputed. There are as many possible birthplaces as there are variations of the games. The most popular belief is that it was invented by the Chinese around 900 A.D., possibly derived from the Chinese dominoes. On New Year's Eve, 969, the Emperor Mu-tsung is reported to have played "domino cards" with his wife.

Others state that online poker games originates from the Persian games "as nas". This is a 5-player Persian games, which requires a special deck of 25 cards with 5 suits. However, this is only recorded back to the 17th century. Another theory calls on the French "poque". The French who settled New Orleans around 1480 played Poque, a card games involving bluffing and betting. This was stated to be the first use of a deck consisting of spades, diamonds, clubs, and hearts.

Fragments of cards have been tentatively dated to 12th or 13th century in Egypt. Some propose that modern cards originated from the Indian card games of Ganjifa. We can see that narrowing down the exact origin becomes as difficult as pulling a royal straight flush.
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How Often You'll Like the Flop
 
Most of the time you're not going to like the flop. You'll flop a pair about one-third of the time. Add in the times you'll flop a flush draw, a straight draw, or some mix of draws and you still won't like the flop over half the time.
 
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