The present day game of poker as we know it is derived from several ancient games. The name itself comes from a French game by a similar sounding name but with the same meaning – Poque. Other historians believe that the game got its name from a German speculative game called ‘Pochspiel’ both the games were speculative in nature and were played to win cash or something of value.
Other historians will beg to differ claiming the game has its origins in the land of the Hindus – India, where there is a similar ancient game involving bluffing – the game of “pukka”
While historians are still undecided on the origins of the game and its name, the game of poker is taking on a new dimension – that of the world of virtual reality. With the advances in technology the Internet has emerged as the most efficient and economical communication tool. All forms of data can be digitally transmitted across the world in the flash of a second with out losing out on the quality of the original data. It was not long before casinos all over the world began to cash in on this world of opportunity.
Though the casinos of the world are constantly crowded casinos are always hungry for more customers – because the more people willing to risk their money the better the chances of the casino of making a lot more. The casinos saw the internet as an opportunity not to be missed.
When it comes to virtual online poker rooms the casinos can take their dealing tables to the customer instead of waiting for the customer to come to the casino. There is no problem whatsoever when it comes to accommodating these customers as well as the internet is a world of space. Then there are no overhead expenses such as rentals, maintenance and staff, most of all there is no property rent or tax to be paid to the government. Then there is no time to close or open – the internet is always open. Last of all there is no limit to the reach of the internet. So, all the factors are in favor of the casino and they choose to bring the online poker room to the player instead of waiting for the player to come to the room.
From the players point of view a virtual poker room has some advantages. There is no chance for experienced players reading a players body language and effectively guessing the cards he is holding. There can be no cheating such as people watching your hand from behind and informing the opposite player. The game cannot end in a fight because there is no one there to hit or abuse. There are lesser distractions and each player can concentrate on his or her game. Last of all there is no need to buy drinks for everyone at the table.
So, when playing poker in one of these virtual rooms, rest assured that no one can cheat as there are administrators who can effectively detect this and ban a player from a game. They can even prevent a player from returning to the game in future – so the same goes to all online poker players. So have yourself some online poker room fun and hope you win some too.