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A Little Background and History
Now, at its simplest, poker involves a deck of cards, colorful chips, and the pursuit of a winning five-card hand. But poker is a very strategic game that accommodates multiple players and boasts many different variations, with Texas Hold'em and Omaha-style Poker among today's most popular poker games.
Players bet, check, call, raise, and fold - their actions complicated by the art of bluffing - in an effort to come up with the winning hand. The best hand wins the pot, whether you are sitting in a casino poker room or playing online poker.
The top-ranked hand is a royal flush, followed by a straight flush, four of a kind, a full house, a flush, a straight, and so on. See our Poker Hand Ranks.
The origins of poker are murky. It may have roots in a number of games, like the Persian game as nas, the Indian game of Ganjifa, or the French poque. In 15th-century Germany Pochspiel emerged, featuring betting, bluffing, and hand ranks as an integral part of the game. Similar games developed around Europe, likely contributing to what we traditionally regard as poker today.
Originating in Texas during the early 1900s, Texas Hold'em eventually made its way to Las Vegas during the 1960s. Its newness and game strategy, involving four bets rather than draw poker's two, quickly made it popular among professional poker players on the Las Vegas circuit.
The development of online poker expanded the game to an even larger audience - all you needed was a computer. Today, poker ranks as one of the more popular card games, as evidenced by the millions of online poker players and the fame garnered yearly by the World Series of Poker and other major poker tournaments, now broadcast to television audiences around the globe.
Poker Today: Playing Online at Betclic Poker
Poker has world-wide appeal. Betclic Poker brings the excitement of online poker to players in more than 120 countries in 15 different languages, making the game more enjoyable for its players.
Our spyware-free poker software gives you:
Remember, whether you want to play Texas Hold'em or Omaha Poker, you're playing online poker against real people which means you will find a wide variety of playing styles and skill levels. It is a great opportunity to perfect your poker skills.
How to Play Poker Online at Betclic
To start playing poker online all you have to do is to follow these 4 steps:
How to Download our Free Poker Software:
|If you are new to Betclic - click here to register
If you already have an account - skip to step two!
|Log in to your Betclic account and make a deposit.
|Once you have credited your account, download our free poker software. (Not available on Mac).
|We will then match your first purchase of poker chips with a 200% up to $2,000!
Then enjoy the poker action on our tables and earn Betclic Points to unlock your bonus as you go!