Poker A World Game
The origins of Poker are somewhat disputed, with some saying that it originated in China, whilst another view are that its origins lie in Eastern Europe, however what cant be disputed is the worldwide popularity of the game now. It is fair to say that Poker has never been more popular than it is today.
That popularity has now spread worldwide, with poker being particularly prevalent in Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Norway and Denmark. These regions have more online poker players as a percentage of their total population than any other area of the world. If you are from Scandinavia then be sure to check out our Swedish Language Poker Site.
Other areas of Europe are also have many keen poker players, probably none more so than the United Kingdom, closely followed by Germany, Spain and France with mainland Europe slowly catching up. And it seems only a matter of time before the gambling cultures of Eastern Europe latch onto poker in a big way.
In the last century America was traditionally the centre of the poker world, with the two most popular forms of Poker; Texas hold em and Omaha Poker taking there names from American States. However although the game has grown rapidly over the last few years, and is probably bigger than ever. As a result of the US Governments attitude to gambling lots of the online poker rooms are not available to US Citizens. This has inevitably restricted the growth of online poker although the traditional poker game played in casinos and kitchens has, it has to be said reached new heights.
Poker in Asia
Poker is such an addictive game to both play and watch it seems inevitable that particularly with the increased television exposure of the Poker World Series, that it will continue to rapidly grow in popularity all over the world in the years to come. Asia, which has such a gambling culture could be the next area to explode, although the restrictive nature of the Chinese government and the difficulties of making online payments have so far prevented the potentially the biggest market of all, China, from reaching anything near its full potential. If you are from China then be sure to check out ourChinese Language Poker Site.