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The History Of Video Poker By Caribbean Gold Online Casino.

Traditionally the only way to enjoy a game of poker was to get multiple people together, using video poker as a convenient means to a poker game without the necessity for other people was a natural progression. But it was not until the development of cheap video electronics that it became economically feasible to have video poker terminals in a casino.

Video poker terminals first started to appear in the mid-1970's, the same time as the first personal computers were produced. When they were first released to the public, the first video poker machines were about the size of a Volkswagen, and the graphics and design consisted of nothing more than simple outlines of cards with the suit literally "SPELLED" out in the center. But as the technology of video poker terminals improved, its popularity also grew. By the 1980's Video poker was firmly set in the fabric of the casino communities.

It is no coincidence that at the same time Las Vegas was pulling out of it's infamous slump in the seventies, Video Poker was spreading throughout all of the states. In fact, Video poker alone is reputed as being the sole reason for Las Vegas's economic turnaround. The idea of something new and advanced, with amazing graphics and sound, was just what the people of the decade needed to get them out of their houses and into the casinos. The easy to use nature of the video poker terminal much less intimidating than going to a casino and walking up to a live poker table. No longer did you have to worry about what people thought of you if you fell out early. And it didn't matter if you didn't understand the lingo, or the etiquette of sitting at a formal poker game, or the subtle signals used to talk to the dealer.

With video poker, you could walk into a casino sit down and play at your own pace. It gave people the ability to take a break whenever they wanted, with no pressure, and it didn't matter if you were a nubile beginner or a seasoned expert. As a result, video poker became increasingly popular throughout the 1980's, and quickly started to fill the gaming floors of Vegas and Atlantic City casinos, and not only in America, but all over the globe! In Europe as well, video poker bloomed into a full fledged gaming trend. While women presumably play slot machine games, most men gamblers in USA prefer video poker and/or blackjack.

Currently video poker has risen to become a mainstay of the gaming world, populating casinos around the world. Residents of the southern states have become especially fond of the many casinos outside the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas that host the games. The fact is, there are so many variations of video poker available that you could play a different game every day for the next thousand years and never have to play the same game twice.

The latest brand of video poker games are the Multi-Hand Video Poker Games, where the player starts with a base hand of five cards, and each additional hand played draws from a different set of cards with the base hand removed. There are now 4 play, 10, 25, 50 and 100 play video poker versions of the popular game variants where you can play up to 100 hands at a time. Multi-hand video poker games, also known as power poker games, may serve as a good educational tool for beginners. Experienced players can boost the action by playing power pokers.

With the popularity of the internet, Video Poker has now become incredibly popular online. Most online casinos (and Caribbean Gold casino as well) offer a wide range of Video poker games, able to satiate every desire. Caribbean Gold online casino gives a player a full course Video poker feast that makes him/her feel like he/she's in an actual land based casino. Microgaming online casinos offers dozens of video poker variants including different power poker versions of the most popular video poker games like Jacks or Better, 10's or Better, Jokers Wild, Deuces Wild, Aces & Faces, Joker Poker, All American and more.

Source: Caribbean Gold Casino

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