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 our Chinese
Language Poker Site.