History of Texas Hold’em
Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant today!
Texas Holdem pokeris one of the most popular poker games around the world. The No Limit variation is the mainstay game in World Series of Poker’s Main Event and the World Poker Tour. The Texas Hold’em legend contends the game most likely originated in Texas during the early 1900s.
Later, Texas Hold’em was introduced in Las Vegas by poker enthusiasts, including Amarillo Slim, Doyle Brunson and CrandellAddington, who penned the history of the No Limit variation under Brunson’s Super System II. In 1970, Texas Hold’em gained in popularity. Around that time, Benny Binion opened the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas.
Binion would be the casino operator responsible for moving Texas Hold’em into the spotlight. It all started with one, low-key poker tournament. At the tournament, Binion zeroed in on the rising antes and blinds, which, along with other methods, led to quick winners. The WSOP tournament in 1972 drew eight players.
Texas Holdem Poker and the WSOP
Today, thousands of players descend on Rio Hotel and Casino for theWSOP series in the months of June and July. The WSOP Final Table or ultimate championship is held in November. Texas Hold’em and other variants of poker are played at the tournament, however, since 1972, the Main Event has featured the No Limit Texas Hold’em with a buy-in of $10,000.
Brunson’s book, “Super/System,” was one of the first books written on Texas Hold’em. Brunson self-published the book in 1978 for $100. The book was seen as revolutionary for the game of Texas Hold’em.
Texas Hold’em isn’t just for land-based casinos. The game has transitioned to online casinos and is convenient for most anyone to play.