Poker is a game that relies more on skills than luck. It has always been regarded as a mental game and not easily distracted. It required the utmost patience and resilience. A game where mental ability is concerned, it is bound to give some really interesting and bizarre facts. Here is a list of 10 really unbelievable poker facts you ought to know. Read on….
- The word ‘poker’ has been derived from the German word ‘Pochen’ which means to bluff. Some historians also believe that it could have been taken from the Hindi word ‘Pukka’.
- The four kings in the deck have been derived from actual kings, namely – King David of Israel, King Charlemagne of France, Alexander the Great and Roman Caesar Augustus.
- The four different suits in the cards represent the four-tier class system in France.
- Former US president Richard Nixon was so good at poker that he funded his first presidential campaign from his poker winnings.
- India’s gaming industry is booming with a base of a 300-400 million mobile internet users.
- There is an equal possibility of you getting 1 of the 2,598,960 possible combinations from the 52 card deck.
- The odds of getting a royal flush are 649,740 to 1.
- The largest game of Poker had 225,000 players playing for the top prize of $25,000.
- The Indian Poker market is estimated to be worth more than $150 million.
- India currently has a base of over 4 million players accessing Poker and other related gaming websites.
#10 fact is quite fascinating as, over the past couple of years, the poker industry has been seeing a rapid increase in players from the country. Hotspots being Goa, Sikkim, Delhi, and Maharashtra. Goa is one of the leading states to promote the skill game that has emerged as a leading state in terms of online players of poker. Online companies like PokerBaazi, Spartan Poker, and 9Stacks have upped their game to provide a smooth experience and best deals to its players. With a surety of this trend going upwards, Poker is bound to touch high skies in the coming days. You too can jump in the wagon wheel to avail best deals and offers from major poker rooms.
We hope you had a great time reading these poker facts. Tell us in the comments as to which of them made your jaw drop.