There is no denying that Texas Hold’em is the world’s most popular poker game. But that hasn’t always been the case, as Texas Hold’em has only been the top poker game for the last 30 or so years, and it wasn’t all that long ago that Texas Hold’em was an afterthought when it came to casino poker.
Why is Texas Hold’em the most popular poker game? As is the case with most things when it comes to poker, there isn’t a black and white answer to this question about Texas Hold’em’s popularity.
To answer this question, we will go back to the start and explain the rise of Texas Hold’em, then look at why the game continues to dominate the poker landscape to this day. With that, let’s jump into it by taking a look at the modest beginning of the world’s most popular poker game, Texas Hold’em. Wild Casino Why Is Texas Hold’em The Most Popular?
There isn’t a well documented history when it comes to the birth of Texas Hold’em, but the game started popping up in the late 1950s in smokey back rooms across Texas.
The game eventually made its way to Las Vegas by the mid-1960s but didn’t gain wide mainstream popularity for decades. Texas Hold’em was slow to spread, as many of the state’s gaming commissions did not have rules in place for this type of poker, known in the industry as a flop game, due to the community cards that players share each hand. Prior to Hold’em, nearly all casino poker games were either stud or draw-based games. These regulations made the spread of the game slower than it should have been, but once the regulators started getting on board with this new type of game, we started to see Texas Hold’em being played all over the country.
If I had to point to a single date in time where Texas Hold’em finally got its turn in the limelight, I would point to 1987, when California legalized all flop games, including Texas Hold’em. California Action Fuels The Early Hold’em Boom
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