Texas Holdem poker which had a humble start in the casinos of Las Vegas has now become one of the most popular poker games worldwide. It is now widely played by people both in online poker sites and in casinos now. Even in popular social networking sites like Face book Texas Holdem Poker attracts over five million active players across the globe.
However it came to Asian countries only lately. Much popular across America and some parts of Europe, poker remained in the dark among Asian countries. For a long time, some land-based companies had expressed interest in pursuing the Asian market had been unsuccessful in part because most of the Asian countries – with the exception of Macau – banned any form of gambling. As a result, poker remained a Western game during the early 90’s, completely detached from the East. Today the scenario has much changed it is also widely played in Asian countries.
Texas Holdem has become one of the most popular Poker in India. Texas Holdem poker is fast climbing up the ladder of popularity; it is a very attractive and exciting game as the players have the thrill of winning virtual money on Facebook by placing stakes and wins real cash prizes by playing Poker in India.
Poker games gained a lot of popularity in India in the recent times, and Texas Holdem is surely the most popular of all poker variants, all over the world. However, there are some variant of Poker games in India which are quiet unique and are played widely only in India. One of them is Blind Man’s Buff, is the oldest variant of the poker games in India. In this poker variant, the players are not allowed to see their own cards, which are held downwards.
Another popular poker variant in India is One Card Poker which is played physically and also available online. Here the each player is dealt only a single card which they are not allowed to see (i.e. placed downwards). Betting takes place on the blind cards, and the player holding the highest card value wins the game. Poker in India also has its own indigenous version of the Texas Holdem. While all the other accepted rules of the poker game are followed in the Indian version of Texas Holdem, the game varies in a few rules. In this version, the players are not allowed to see two of their cards. They are allowed to see these cards only after the initial round of betting is over. The rules of the game are more complicated than the American version and require a lot of skill to master. Like many other countries poker games are strictly regulated in India except in states like Goa. Every year a poker tournament in Goa where many ace poker players from the country take part. Indian variants of poker games are very interesting with all these games having their own special rules, which make them unique and more exciting to play.
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