Since Hold’em offers more opportunity for strategy, that means that professionals had a greater advantage and therefore they heavily promoted Texas Hold’em.
These two events, which both happened in 2003, encouraged many players to begin to play poker online.
However, the game has been around for a lot longer than that.
Hold’em poker was invented in Texas in the early 1900’s and was introduced to Las Vegas gambling culture in 1967.
Texas Hold’em has seen an exponential increase in popularity in the past 15 years.
The boom happened in 2003, when amateur player Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event.
In poker, even beginners can dream big and upset the pros.